Nutrition Services Coordinator
Raina Childers, MS, RD, LD, is the nutrition services coordinator at HealthPoint Fitness. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master’s degree in Nutrition from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. She has a Certification in Adult Weight Management as well as a Certification in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management through the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Raina teaches SoutheastHEALTH’s popular “Healthy Cooking” class held each month at HealthPoint. She has been involved in the area of weight management for 10 years.
Mary Etta Dunaway, RD, LD, CDE, is a registered dietitian at SoutheastHEALTH. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Dietetics from the University of Missouri – Columbia and has worked as a registered dietitian in our region for 35 years. Mary Etta brings a solid clinical base of knowledge in weight loss management and diabetes control. As a Certified Diabetes Educator, she specializes in individualization of needs for people with diabetes. Mary Etta and Raina work closely with the Starting Point Weight Loss program offered at HealthPoint. Mary Etta also is facilitator for SoutheastHEALTH’s Bariatric Support Group. She has been a part of the SoutheastHEALTH team for 15 years.
HealthPoint’s Nutritional Services Dietitans are available for one-on-one coaching.
This medical nutrition therapy will help you learn how to manage health concerns such as high cholesterol, gastrointestinal illnesses, food allergies, cancer and high blood pressure.
Call 986-4440 to make an appointment.
What is a Registered Dietitian?
The initials "R.D." after someone's name means "Registered Dietitian," which is an authority on the role of food and nutrition in health. It means this person is a reliable source of nutritional information and advice on eating and health. To earn the R.D. credential, an individual must complete a degree in nutrition or a related field from an accredited college or university program that is approved by the American Dietetic Association. Completion of an internship program is also a requirement to become a dietitian.