At Meeker Memorial our Dietary and Nutrition Services team is staffed with a registered dietician and food service professional committed to provide our patients healthy meals. With few exceptions, patients have the freedom to order anytime between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. from our room-service menu. A nurse or aide can assist you with menu choices to make sure that the diet ordered by your physician or dietitian, along with any diet restrictions, are followed.
Good nutrition is a cornerstone to good health, especially when recovering from an illness or surgery.
During your stay, the dietitian may meet with you regarding your nutrition requirements and concerns. You may also request a visit from the dietitian at any time while you are here.
Outpatient nutrition counseling is also available with a referral from your physician. During your stay, the dietitian may meet with you regarding your nutrition requirements, concerns and counseling for a variety of conditions including:
- Obesity / weight loss
- General nutrition care across all ages
- Heart Healthy diet
- Scientific based advice on vitamin / mineral supplement use
- Nutrition support including tube feeding and TPN
- Weight gain
- GI conditions including Crohn’s, diverticulosis, and celiac sprue
- Pregnancy nutrition
- Lipid disorders (high cholesterol, triglycerides, etc…)
- Wound healing
- Renal failure