Kara Jaegers, Dietary Director at Fulton Medical Center, recently received designation as a Licensed and Registered Dietician from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
“We would like to congratulate Kara on her achievement in becoming a registered dietician,” said Mike Powell, chief executive officer of Fulton Medical Center. “As we work towards enhancing Fulton Medical Center and providing quality healthcare to the Fulton community, Kara’s designation is an important step in advancing this mission.”
Jaegers’ designation allows her to perform a variety of services that benefit the patients of Fulton Medical Center including nutrition assessments, nutrition goal assistance and nutrition therapy for patients prior to discharge.
Jaegers also plans to work with Callaway County residents in increasing nutrition awareness through outpatient consultations and health fairs. Her primary interests are weight loss/gain, GI disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular nutrition, food allergies and oncology nutrition therapy.
A graduate of Southern Illinois University with a Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Jaegers began working at Fulton Medical Center, formerly Callaway Community Hospital, in 2012. She completed her dietetic internship, which required 1200 hours of supervised practice, in August of 2014.
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