Jenna Walsh

Jenna Walsh

Jenna Walsh is one of Spencer Hospital’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. She graduated from Iowa State University and completed her dietetic internship at various locations throughout northwest Iowa, including Spencer Hospital. She currently works as an outpatient dietitian providing individualized nutrition therapy to patients of various health concerns such as diabetes, heart disease, weight loss goals, and cancer patients. Jenna truly believes that nutrition plays an important role in patient’s health and is passionate about teaching lifelong eating habits to achieve overall health and wellbeing to her patients.

Blog/Article posts by this Author:

  • Personalize Your Plate: Gauge Your Hunger

    March is National Nutrition Month with this year's theme being “Personalize Your Plate.” It is important to tailor your health and nutritional needs to what works best for your routine, which is often why individuals are unsuccessful in their “diet” attempts.

  • Heart Your Diet

    It's February! The month that sheds light on all things “heart” related, from Valentine's Day to American Heart Month. Heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women; but with lifestyle changes, you can help reduce your risk for heart-related complications.

  • Kombucha: Health or Hype?

    You may have seen this trendy drink gaining popularity recently, but this fermented tea has been around for centuries. With its claimed beneficial probiotics, antioxidants, and ability to help reduce stomach issues while boosting our immune system, it is no wonder this beverage has earned recognition.

  • Nutritional Benefits of the Sweet Potato

    Sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse; loaded with iron, calcium, selenium, vitamin C, and majority of B vitamins. Spencer Hospital's Nutritionist, Jenna Walsh, goes into detail of the nutritional benefis for sweet potatoes in addition to providing an easy recipe for preparing this starchy vegetable.

  • Fueling for Back to School - Nutrition for Energy & Brainpower

    The days of summer are dwindling, and the school supplies have hit the shelves. It is time to start getting in the “back-to-school” mode. Treat this new school year as a way to boost your nutrition and provide excellent “brain” food for your kids. Both parents and children can learn a few simple tips for making sure this school year successful. Focus on these four suggestions and you'll be fueling your body to learn to your best ability.

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