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Charlotte Rommereim, RDN, LN; is registered dietitian nutrionist at Pioneer Memorial

March is National Nutrition Month® and at Pioneer Memorial we have a team of people who work to provide the best of nutrition care for our patients, residents, staff, and the communities we serve. The health professional who has led that effort since 2006 is our consultant registered dietitian nutritionist, Charlotte Rommereim, RDN, LN.

Charlotte has lived most of her life nearby in rural Alcester on her family farm. She attended South Dakota State University graduating with a degree in nutrition and food science and the experience needed to become a registered dietitian. For most of her career Charlotte has been a consultant dietitian to health care facilities in South Dakota and Iowa.

With her unique perspective as a dietitian with a lifetime on a family farm, in addition to consulting for health care facilities, Charlotte has been a resource for agriculture organizations in communication to consumers and health professionals. Charlotte shares her expertise in agriculture and its impact on food choices in writing, speaking engagements, media interviews and farm tours. Charlotte encourages conversations about how food is raised and speaks from her perspective of living “farm to fork.”

She uses that perspective on the family farm to discuss food safety issues that can concern consumers even though many have close ties to agriculture in South Dakota. Charlotte tells us, “I know that farmers, food processors, food distributors and retailers work hard every day to ensure we have a safe food supply, and I am grateful for their work to keep us fed. As pig farmers, my husband Steve and I consider providing safe nutritious food one of our most important responsibilities. “

“I began cooking with my mom at a very young age. Mom patiently allowed me to cook on my own, so I learned not only from my successes, but also from my failures. I love all food prep, so much in fact that I wanted to "invent" food when I grew up. I like everything from family traditions to new tastes from around the world. I am excited to share my passion for cooking with others including how to prepare tasty food that is good for you!"

Charlotte is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the South Dakota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has served as the 2016-2018 agriculture subgroup chair of the Food and Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group. Charlotte and Steve our proud parents of two daughters and their families including 4 grandchildren.

We are happy to have Charlotte as a member of the team at PMHHS. If you have any questions about healthy eating and would like to meet with Charlotte for individualized nutrition advice, contact Stacey Sorlien at 605-326-3088 or Stacey.Sorlien@pioneermemorial.org.

Contact Numbers

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p. 605.326.5190

Centerville Medical Clinic

p. 605.563.2411
f. 605.563.2060

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p. 605.297.3888
f. 605.297.3974

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