Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Megan Block, Clinical Dietitian to Prairie Lakes Nutritional Services and Sodexo team. Block will assess and work with patients in the hospital and can also accept appointments for one on one or group sessions.
As a clinical dietitian, Block helps patients with a wide variety of goals. Her special interests include building a connection with inpatients, discussing patients’ recent changes in appetite and weight gain/loss, and assisting patients at the Cancer Center. Block graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences and Master’s in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences degree from South Dakota State University.
“The most rewarding part of my work is being able to build a relationship with patients,” said Block. “I enjoy helping individuals meet their nutrition goals through education for specific diagnoses (heart failure, diabetes, malnutrition, wounds), but most of all I enjoy encouraging patients; I assure them that they are capable of making positive changes for their health and that even as a professional I am not perfect either!”
Individuals may receive counseling from Block during their stay at the hospital or by appointment on a variety of topics; including, weight management and diets for health conditions like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Appointments are available by calling 605-882-7874.