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Nutrition Services Department

Number: 719-845-4264

Our priority as the Nutrition Services Department is to provide excellent care through quality nutrition. Food is a key component to promoting wellness and optimizing recovery, so we offer individualized meal plans to meet every patient's specific nutrition needs.

Patients are provided a menu that complies with the meal plan prescribed by their doctor or dietitian, which they use to select meal options for the following day. This innovative service system allows for more variety and choice in meal selections. If patients do not fill out the menu sheet, a pre-selected meal will be sent according to their meal plan specifications. We encourage family and friends to assist patients in selecting food choices, and to inform the staff of food allergies or intolerances when patients are unable to do so.

We have found since implementing the "selective menu," patients are more satisfied with their food and enjoy meal times. This promotes faster recovery by providing their bodies with appropriate, sustainable nourishment during times when nutrient needs are increased or different than usual. Our Registered Dietitian is available to discuss meal plans and other aspects of nutrition during your stay in the hospital.

Meals are served to patients at the following times, and snacks are available upon request:

Breakfast ~ 8 a.m.

Lunch ~ 12 Noon

Dinner ~ 5 p.m.

The Hospital Cafeteria is open to guests for breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Outpatient Nutrition Counseling Services are also available!

Struggling with your weight?
Have trouble controlling your blood sugar, cholesterol, or blood pressure?
Want to increase your athletic performance and stamina?
Interested in improving your health and energy levels?

We will help create a personalized plan to meet your health and nutrition goals, whatever they may be. We strive to provide the most current, evidenced-based information to promote individual healthy lifestyle habits and the overall wellness of our community.

If you have questions or comments regarding Nutrition Services, please call 719-845-4264.