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Nutrition Education & Counseling

Mercy provides nutrition education and counseling through our Nutrition Services' outpatient counseling. Our registered and licensed dietitians are experienced in counseling people with special diet needs or anyone seeking guidance in sound nutrition. They can assist you with managing your nutrition needs or physician-prescribed diets, including:

  • GI disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Food allergies
  • Weight management (adult and pediatric)

To schedule an appointment, call (319) 861-7778. For additional information or questions, call (319) 221-8610.

Mercy dietitians also offer the following programs to help manage your nutrition needs, provide support and answer your dietary questions.  

Mercy's Weight Loss Program

This 12-week program uses evidence-based nutrition with an emphasis on behavior and improving health. For more information, call (319) 221-8610.

Weight Loss Support Group

Healthy Cornerstones Weight Loss Support Group provides a supportive environment for anyone striving to manage their weight. Meetings include sharing knowledge, providing support, celebrating successes, and social and fitness events. The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m.

For more information or to be added to the email distribution list, call (319) 431-1308 or email

Ask the Expert

Email your questions on diet and nutrition by going to our Contact Us page  and get your questions answered by one of our certified dietitians.

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Contact Information

Mercy Medical Center
701 10th Street
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Level 1

Phone Number:
(319) 398-6127

Patient meal service is available 24 hours/day

Cafeteria meal service:
6 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. &
9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.