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Megan A. Klemm

Megan A. Klemm

Megan A. Klemm
Title: Adjunct Faculty
Dept: Allied Health
Office: (not available)
Phone: (309) 692-4092
Fax: (309) 692-3893
Email: maklemm@midstate.edu

Mailing Address

Midstate College
Attn: Megan A. Klemm
Adjunct Faculty
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Office Hours

Course Location Time
AH 260 eLearning Office Hours M,Tu 8:00am–9:00am

Biography

Hello everyone!!! My name is Megan Klemm and I am the instructor for AH 260 Nutrition class. I am so very excited to teach this class at Midstate College and look forward to working with those wanting to know more about nutrition.

To give a little information about myself, I am Registered Dietitian in an endocrinologist’s office. In this position I work along with 3 other R.D.'s and several nurses, office staff, a M.D. and N.P. My role holds several responsibilities. First and foremost I work with a weight loss program. In this position I teach both weight loss and maintenance classes a few evenings a week. Additionally, I serve as a Dietitian in our clinic for both the doctor and nurse practitioner. I mainly work with our new patients teaching them a diabetic diet and other diets as needed, but see our follow up patients as well. Lastly, I serve as the lead Dietitian for our research sector. We do a lot of research for new medications geared towards weight loss, diabetes, and growth hormone to name a few. I truly enjoy my work here, but teaching is definitely a passion of mine, and I believe it runs in my genes, as both my mother and sister are teachers. More importantly, it is my belief that bringing true life work experiences and having a rounded background in the field is important to bring into the class. Before coming to my current position I obtained my B.S. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and M.S. from Eastern Illinois University. I have additionally worked in corporate wellness, in a hospital, university health center and dining offices, and on the farm to expand my knowledge and expertise in the field.

The farm may not sound like a dietitian’s role, but I always say a dietitian works from the ground to the mouth, however, I must go into more detail. The farm is a family farm, mainly my husband and father-in-law work on the farm, but I do enjoy working right along with them. We mainly grow corn and soybeans, but also have a few cattle. The farm is where you can find my family most often in my free time, unless my husband and I are traveling which we enjoy doing often.

Education

  • Master of Science, 2008
    Eastern Illinois University

    M.S. in Dietetics with an emphasis in Nutrition Education

  • Bachelor of Science, 2006
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    B.S. in dietetics

Work Experience

  • Springfield Diabetes & Endocrine Center (2009–present)
    Registered Dietitian

    I am Registered Dietitian in an endocrinologist’s office in Springfield, IL. I work with a weight loss program and teach both weight loss and maintenance classes a few evenings a week. Additionally, I serve as a Dietitian in our clinic for both the doctor and nurse practitioner. I mainly work with our new patients teaching them a diabetic diet and other diets as needed, but see our follow up patients as well. Lastly, I serve as the lead Dietitian for our research sector. We do a lot of research for new medications geared towards weight loss, diabetes, and growth hormone to name a few.

  • Caterpillar (2008–2009)
    Registered Dietitian/Wellness Coordinator

    Provided corporate wellness to on-site employees.

  • Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center (2007–2008)
    Wellness Specialist/R.D.

    Provided health screens to employees and corporations and follow-up nutrition educations.

  • Eastern Illinois University (2006–2007)
    Nutrition Education Coordinator

    Provided nutrition education to the campus commmunity.