National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, a month dedicated to healthy eating, physical activity, and learning about resources provided from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD & RDN). This year’s theme is Beyond the Table: various methods for eating on the go, sustainability, farming processes & navigating healthy eating, whether at the store or in your own kitchen.

Here at Konza Prairie Community Health Center, we have three registered dietitians dedicated to assisting you with your nutritional needs. We provide education on various diseases like diabetes, hypertension, weight management, and others. We help you navigate what nutrition and health means to you.

Working with a dietitian means you get personalized, individualized care and a plan to fit your unique needs. There is not one fix, nor one solution to nutrition. As dietitians, we are here to help you set realistic goals, make community referrals, and encourage clients towards a healthier lifestyle!

To make an appointment with a Konza Dietitian call 785-238-4711, ext. 7001.

Tips from your Konza Dietitians:

Abby Barr, RDN, LD

  • As a registered dietitian, I am eager to promote education opportunities to clients. I love to be able to share the “why” behind different advice given, disease states, and any questions you may have. Being able to leave with a sound background of evidence-based information and realistic next steps going forward is what I strive for!
  • My Favorite Nutrition Tips:
    • Trialing new flavors & textures: Learn to incorporate seasonings into everything & mimicking your favorite textures among various food groups.
    • Supplement with caution: choose whole foods first! If there is a confirmed deficiency, speak in collaboration with a health care provider and dietitian for dietary and safe supplement options.

Kalie Kipp, RDN, LD

  • I like being a dietitian to help others find realistic ways to enjoy food.
  • My Favorite Nutrition Tips:
    • Using frozen fruits & veggies for a quick tasty addition to any meals. My favorite money saving tip would be to freeze fresh items before they go bad!
    • Ordering out without ditching goals: looking for healthier alternatives to foods you already enjoy! Grilled, baked, & steamed items.

Tracy Sabo, MS, RD, LD

  • My initial draw to dietetics was the relationship between science and food. Now that I am in the profession, my draw would be helping populations understand the impact of nutrition on overall health and wellness, as well as looking at food security.
  • My Favorite Nutrition Tips:
    • Give kids fresh-fruit popsicles for breakfast: Using fresh fruit in a healthy way gives parents points and gives kids fun, healthy access to fruits!
    • Making water more powerful: adding fresh fruits & veggies to water overnight can make for a flavorful, hydrating drink the next day.

To make an appointment with a Konza Dietitian call 785-238-4711, ext. 7001.

Throughout March, celebrate National Nutrition Month by going Beyond the Table!

  • Dive into the farm-to-fork aspect of nutrition
  • Explore the various ways and places we eat
  • Learn about the great work Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) do at

Work with a Konza dietitian to learn more about healthy eating on the go or at home!

Call 785-238-4711, ext. 7001 to make an appointment today or visit Konza Nutrition online.


Eating well doesn’t have to be expensive! Get tips for learning how to cook at home to save money, including how to reduce food waste and use a slow cooker:


A registered dietitian can help people of all ages make healthy nutrition decisions based on individual needs. They provide guidance and motivation with creative ideas for meal planning, grocery shopping and mindful eating.

Your Konza dietitians are available for individual appointments in-clinic or via telehealth. You can feel confident in the nutritional counseling provided at Konza. All Konza dietitians have met rigorous education, testing, and clinical practice experience to offer you the most current information and best guidance for your individual health.

Learn more about Konza nutrition services:


Variety is the spice of life! Explore different foods from all food groups in a variety of forms. Trying new seasonings is one of Konza Dietitians’ favorite tips for kids and adults!

Experiment with various cuisines from around the globe:


It’s March, so that means farmers market season is on the way! Eating fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables is good for you and the planet by saving fuel used for long-distance transport. Local foods typically cost less, retain more nutrients, support local farmers, and keep dollars in the community. At the grocery store, look for options from local or regional farms.