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Community Diet and Nutrition Services

Our dietitians

Registered dietitians: expertise and experience

You can have confidence in the counseling and education registered dietitians provide. Rigorous education and testing ensure that registered dietitians offer the most current information and best guidance. Community's dietitians meet these standards:

  • Baccalaureate degree in dietetics granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university, or foreign equivalent, and approved by the Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association (CAADE of ADA).
  • A minimum of 900 supervised practice hours of pre-professional experience accredited/approved by the CAADE of ADA.
  • Completion of the registration exam for dietitians.
  • 75 hours of approved continuing professional education every five years.

Lindsey Foster, RD, CSP, CD

Lindsey has worked as a registered dietitian for Community Health Network since 2006. She is a board-certified specialist in pediatric nutrition. Lindsey graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition, Fitness and Health in 2005. She then completed her accredited internship through Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, IL in 2006. Lindsey also completed the Pediatric Nutrition Fellowship program through Indiana University in 2008. She is certified through the state of Indiana.

Kim Hardin, RD, CD

Kim has worked at Community Health Network since 2009 and has 25 years of experience in clinical nutrition. She has experience with pediatric and adult populations, weight management, diabetes, celiac disease, lipid management and renal. Kim graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics. She completed her internship at St. Francis Medical Center in Illinois. Kim is a member of the American Dietetic Association and is certified through the state of Indiana. Kim provides services at Community Hospital East and the Family Medicine Residency Program.

Danielle Laffoon, RD, CD

Danielle provides outpatient nutrition education for both adult and pediatric patients. She specializes in weight management, diabetes, lipid management and renal disease. Danielle graduated from Purdue University in 2009 with a B.S. in Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at Purdue. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is certified through the state of Indiana. Danielle currently provides services at Community Hospitals East, North and South.

Karlyn Lynch, RD, CD

Karlyn has worked for Community Health Network since 2004, performing the roles of both inpatient and outpatient dietitian. She provides outpatient nutrition counseling for both adult and pediatric patients. Her areas of specialty include weight management, diabetes, lipid management and prenatal nutrition. Karlyn graduated from Ball State University in 2002 with a B.S. in Dietetics. She completed her accredited internship through Ball State University. She obtained the Certificate of Training in Pediatric Weight Management in 2008 and is certified through the state of Indiana. Karlyn provides services at Community Hospitals East and North, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Karen Neff-Zebrauskas, RD, CD

Karen has worked as a registered dietitian for Community Health Network since 2002. She provides nutrition counseling for both adult and pediatric patients. She also specializes in eating disorders and food allergies. Karen graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. in Biology in 1996. She also received a B.S. in Dietetics from Western Michigan University in 2000. Karen completed her accredited internship through Central Michigan University. She obtained the Certificate of Training in Pediatric Weight Management in 2008 and is certified through the state of Indiana. Karen provides services at Community Hospital North.

Karen Scrougham, RD, CD

Karen has worked as a registered dietitian for Community Health Network since 1989. She has worked in various roles during her years at Community, including inpatient and outpatient nutrition, as well as computer and nutrition project management. Currently, she specializes in weight management, healthy heart nutrition and diabetes. She is also the dietitian for the Community Hospital South bariatric program. She graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics with honors and completed her accredited internship at IU Health/Med Center. Karen is a member of the American Dietetic Association and is certified through the state of Indiana. Karen provides services at Community Hospital South.

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