Dietitian Services

Clarinda Regional Health Center’s dietitian services include assessing inpatients who are at nutritional risk, providing medical nutrition therapy for outpatient clinics at CRHC, providing consultation services with local long-term care facilities, wellness counseling, weight management counseling, as well as diabetes counseling.


Working with Inpatients

All acute care patients found to be at nutritional risk and all skilled patients are assessed by the dietitian in a timely fashion. Care is coordinated with the health care team and regular follow up visits are conducted to monitor a patient’s progress.


Working with Outpatients

Outpatient visits are arranged through a doctor’s referral. Once the dietitian receives a consult, she will call to set-up an appointment time. Outpatients should check-in at the main lobby reception/admissions desk.

One-one-one consults with the dietitian may cover topics such as:

  • Weight management
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Disease
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Decrease in Appetite
  • Celiac Disease


Monthly Newsletter:

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  • – This is a great resource to show you how to keep your food safe from the grocery store to your kitchen. Visit the site for information, recipes and resources!
  • – This is a great website to find resources on healthy eating for all age groups. The recommendations are based off of the current Dietary guidelines. There is also information sheets, activities for kids, meals plans and other resources. Also, check out their new app, MyPlate, which helps with healthy meal planning and eating.



To learn more about CRHC’s Dietitian Service or affiliated diabetes programs contact:

Kelli Wilmes at (712) 542-6746 or

Melisa Baier at (712) 542-8303

Kelli Wilmes, MS, RD, LD is from Elmo, MO and has been a registered dietitian for 12 years. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO and her dietetic internship and Masters of Science in Foods and Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. Kelli enjoys working with patients of all ages; teaching them about nutrition and health.  In addition she likes helping individuals realize and achieve their health goals. She strives to implement the newest recommendations in her practice including the use of the nutrition care process and nutrition-focused physical assessment when working with patients.

Prior to coming to joining CRHC she was a clinical dietitian in Grapevine, TX and Jefferson City, MO. She then joined the community nutrition realm serving as a Nutrition and Health Education Specialist for the University of Missouri Extension. Most recently she has been a dietetics instructor and the ISPP coordinator at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO. Kelli enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and running.



CRHC’s team of Dietitians also includes Melisa Baier, RD, LD. Melisa grew up in Red Oak, so she is native to Southwest Iowa. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Dietetic Internship through Iowa State University. She gained a lot of valuable experience working in long term care and rehab before returning home and joining the CRHC team in 2006.

Here at CRHC she sees patients on an inpatient or outpatient basis. She also has been seen at the school, working with kids in our hospital garden, presenting a nutrition topic out in the community, or seeing our staff as one of our health coaches. She loves helping people bridge the gap from where they are to where they want to be with their nutrition goals. She is especially passionate about weight management and diabetes education.

When she is not with us here at CRHC she is busy with her family and their variety of animals they care for as well as reading and taking walks.


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