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Karen Palmer, RDN, LD, CDE

Diabetes, Nutrition
I believe in and promote lifelong healthy eating habits.

Approach To Care

Karen Palmer enjoys working with customers of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. Her goal is to help customers gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify their behavior to successfully manage their health conditions. She is very gratified to see customers be successful, knowing that she had a hand in helping them achieve optimal health and a better quality of life.

As a registered dietitian, nutritionist and licensed dietitian, Karen Palmer focuses on the philosophy of realism, where the ability to consume all or most foods is advised with limits on portion sizes and frequency.

Experience

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 1980
  • Dietetic Internship – St. Francis Hospital Medical Center, Peoria, IL, 1981

Certification

  • Certified Diabetes Educator

Membership

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group
  • Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators Minnesota Network

Personal

Karen Palmer and her husband have lived in the Twin Cities since 1983. Together, they have three children and three grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, biking, exercise classes, gardening, reading and cooking.

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