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Nutritional Services

The Department of Nutritional Services consists of a registered dietitian and culinary professionals who provide inpatient and outpatient nutrition services as well as prepare healthy, nutritious food for the hospital community.

Outpatient Services

One-on-one consultations with a dietitian provide you with access to education resources and personal consultation in several key areas:

  • Heart disease
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Gluten-free diets
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Weight management
  • Diabetes
  • Pre-diabetes or diabetes prevention
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure

Outpatient visits are arranged through a doctor's referral. Once the dietitian receives the referral, you will be contacted to set a convenient appointment time for a nutrition consultation. Outpatients check-in at the reception desk.

Whether you want to drop a few pounds or elevate your personal condition with healthier lifestyle choices, our clinical dietitian is privileged to be the dedicated partner in your health and wellness journey.  

Inpatient Services

Good nutrition is a key component of recovering from surgery or illness. The Department of Nutritional Services provides nutrition care, advice and education to patients while they are in the hospital and long term care.

Our services are provided by a variety of staff:

  • Our registered dietitian and support team works with acute care patients found to be at nutritional risk. All skilled patients are assessed by the dietitian in a timely fashion. Care is coordinated with the health care team and regular follow up visits are conducted to monitor patient progress. They may also educate patients on nutrient modifications prescribed by the patient’s physician
  • Quarterly nutrition assessments are done on all residents of Long Term Care to ensure each resident is meeting their individualized nutritional needs.
  • Nutrition and food service staff help patients select their daily menus and deliver meals to the bedside.

Retail Food Services

Our executive chef and his team work daily to prepare tasty, healthy, appealing foods for meal services provided for Inpatient Care, Long Term Care and Springvale Assisted Living and Cafeteria.

Our hospital cafeteria is open to the public during the following days and hours:

  • Monday-Friday
    Lunch 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Saturday-Sunday
    Lunch 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Ashley Kuker, Director of Nutritional Services

1000 15th Street North, Humboldt, IA 50548