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“We need to think of food as part of your medical plan. It’s another approach to wellness.”

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A long-time interest in healthy eating and nutrition led Registered Dietitian Kari Mizgalski to pursue a career in dietetics.

As a dietitian, she is specially trained to provide nutrition education, including guidance on diabetes, weight management and management of chronic conditions such as cardiac disease, chronic kidney disease, gastrointestinal diseases, cancer treatment and tube feeding.

“I try to treat every person to his or her specific lifestyle and needs,” said Mizgalski, who was a hospital dietitian for seven years. She enjoys getting to know her patients in a clinical setting, from toddler age through the elderly.

“We talk about ways to modify cooking, healthy eating and meal planning and how to plan menus around a busy lifestyle. Family members are always welcome to join the appointments.”

She stresses that diet should not be viewed as a restrictive or special plan, but rather “a way of living your life, so all foods can fit. We just need to eat healthy the majority of the time.”

Mizgalski received her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and completed a certified dietetics internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City. She is a diabetes educator, and is excited to work with diabetes patients of all ages.

She and her husband, Drew, have a son and daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, swimming, doing outdoor activities with her family and testing new recipes.

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  • Internship
    University of Iowa - Hospitals & Clinics Iowa City, IA, United States, Dietetics 2008

  • Professional Societies
    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition

    Board Certifications
    Registered Dietitian: 2008

    State Licenses

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