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Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services - Orange City Area Health Care System, Orange City, Iowa

Living with allergies

Two families share their stories about dealing with life-threatening allergies

~by Dietitian Char Kooima, RDN, LD, LN and Food Service Manager Sharon Vermeer, CDM, CFPP

Our registered dietitians offer both inpatient and outpatient nutrition services

Registered dietitians Char Kooima and Jennifer Lincecum provide nutrition therapy for a range of issues and conditions including

  • Pre-diabetes and diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics / senior care / nursing home
  • Eating disorders
  • Sports nutrition

Together with your family practice providers, our cardiac rehabilitation nurse, and our diabetes care coordinator, they are your coordinated care team to create personalized healthy eating plans based on an individual’s nutritional needs and medical history.


Char Kooima, RD/LD/LN

Area of Specialty: Nutrition/Dietetics

Jennifer Lincecum, RD/LD/LN

Area of Specialty: Nutrition/Dietetics


Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive health system encompassing four family medicine clinics, sports medicine clinic, behavioral health clinic, award-winning hospital, birth center, surgical center, radiology and laboratory services, occupational health services, specialty outreach services, physical and aquatic therapy, home health and hospice, a retirement community, and a senior care center. The health system campus – designed with privacy and total healing as its foundation – is situated on 37 acres, including a pond with fountain, a healing garden, and a field of prairie grasses and wild flowers adjacent to the PuddleJumper Trail.

A team of family medicine providers, along with dedicated nurses, medical specialists, and 500 support staff, are committed to serving the region with the Core Values of Integrity, Commitment to Excellence, Dedicated Colleagues, and Extraordinary Customer Experience. Orange City Area Health System has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation, one of “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” in the U.S., and a Women’s Choice Award recipient for Outstanding Patient Experience for three consecutive years.



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