The Nutritional Services Department provides healthy meals for patients, residents, visitors, and staff seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The department provides a Dining on Demand program for patients, which allows patients to order meals according to their own tastes and on their own schedule as long as it meets their dietary requirements.
The department operates the public cafeteria and the vending machines.
The department prepares and distributes Meals on Wheels for the Beatrice area.
Registered Dietitians do individual patient and family counseling and provide educational support for a variety of health concerns including:
A Certified Diabetes Educator is available for consultation and offers monthly education programs.
Medical Nutrition Therapy is used to aid in the treatment of many diseases and conditions. It involves the assessment of the patient's nutritional status, followed by the development of a plan of care ranging from diet modification to specialized nutrition support. The patient is monitored to evaluate their response to the treatment, with adjustments made as needed.
Appointments for consultation with a Medical Nutrition Therapist can be made in the Nutritional Services Department.