Nutrition Therapy

Making smart food choices is important whether you have a specific medical condition or are working on living a healthier lifestyle. Nutrition Therapy at SCMC takes an individualized approach to assist with the following conditions:

  • Adult weight problems – obesity, eating disorders
  • Childhood weight problems – excessive weight gain or failure to gain adequate weight
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy and related complications – gestational diabetes, breast feeding support
  • Food allergies – including gluten and lactose
  • Cardiovascular disorders – high blood pressure, congestive heart disease, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, coronary artery disease
  • Cancer, chemotherapy, and radiation related complications
  • Gastrointestinal disorders – including reflux, ulcers, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome
  • Kidney disease
  • Other disorders and conditions

Nutrition therapy is available with or without a referral from your physician.

Renew Weight Management Program

SCMC offers a 3-month interactive program to anybody interested in weight loss, weight maintenance, or simply learning about a healthy lifestyle. The cost of the program is $100 and includes 8 1.5 hour group sessions held in the multi-purpose room at SCMC. Program benefits include:

  • Individualized meal plan developed by registered dietitian
  • Health Journal
  • Exercise demonstrations for all activity levels
  • The latest science-based nutrition information
  • Recommendations on using technology for weight management
  • Samples of easy-to-make healthy recipes
  • And more!

The next Renew Weight Management Program will begin Monday, January 11th, 2016 at 5:30pm at SCMC. The first class is free! All are invited to check out what this program has to offer. For more information contact Alyssa at 320-589-1313 or

Insurance Coverage

It is highly recommended to check with your insurance provider regarding coverage for nutrition therapy prior to your first visit.

Our Dietitian:

Alyssa Thooft, RD, LD

Registered/Licensed Dietitian

Alyssa Thooft, RD, LD is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a BS in Dietetics and a BS in Health Communication. She completed her dietetic internships with Fargo Dialysis and Clay County MN Women, Infants, and Children Program.

Alyssa grew up on a farm near Larimore North Dakota. She currently lives in Cyrus with her husband Travis, who was raised in the Morris area. Alyssa enjoys living and practicing dietetics in a small community. When she is not helping people make smart food choices, she is working on projects at home, volunteering at church, experimenting with new recipes, or enjoying a run or bike ride.

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