Whether you need support for special dietary situations or simply want a healthier lifestyle, you can benefit from professional guidance from our Registered Dietitians. Take advantage of nutrition guidance that can include:
Chronic and new-onset conditions can qualify you for nutrition counseling such as, but not limited to:
Wondering how to set up an appointment with our Dietitians?
Doctor referral & self-pay options are available. Ask your Doctor at your next appointment about Dietitian referral options or contact our Dietitians about self-pay appointments.
All outpatient visits start with an initial appointment to review labs, intakes, medical history, & more. Follow-up appointments are then set up on a weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly basis.
All inpatients are seen once admitted to SMC if found at nutritional risk. Care is coordinated with the health care team and all patients are regularly followed up on to monitor progress.
Meet our Registered Dietitians
Shala Augustine, MS, RD, LD
Shala joined Shenandoah Medical Center in May of 2015. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science: Foods and Nutrition Degree. Shala completed her Dietetic Internship through the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In 2018 Shala went back to school and completed her Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance. She enjoys working with inpatients and outpatients within the hospital, but also loves promoting nutrition education and awareness within the community. She hopes to grow SMC’s dietetic programs to be able to offer more opportunities for patients and community members to promote overall wellbeing. Shala is a native of Southwest Iowa, growing up in Clarinda, IA. She currently lives here in Shenandoah, IA, with her husband and their two dogs. In her free time, she loves to travel and visit friends and family.
Maddie Sickels, RD, LD
Maddie joined Shenandoah Medical Center in February of 2022. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science: Foods and Nutrition Degree, and a Minor in Sports Psychology. Maddie completed her Dietetic Internship through Iowa State University. She loves working with both inpatients and outpatients, whether it is assisting with food allergies, tube feedings, weight management, or other chronic conditions. She is currently working with SMC team members to create more community opportunities such as cardiac rehab diet education classes and an overall wellness program. Maddie grew up in Maloy, IA, and currently lives in Bedford, IA, with her husband and their multiple pets. In her free time, she enjoys being outside and spending time with family, friends, and their animals.
Looking for Alternative Meal Options?
Meals on Wheels is provided by SMC & available for those living within Shenandoah city limits. It provides lunch meals Monday-Friday to your doorstep at $5/day. For an additional $2/day a sandwich and snack are provided for supper meals. Contact our dietary department for more information at 712-246-7129.
Additional information about healthy nutrition is available from these partner resources:
Choose My Plate – MyPlate | U.S. Department of Agriculture
American Heart Association – American Heart Association | To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives
American Diabetes Association - American Diabetes Association | Research, Education, Advocacy