Nutritious meals served to soothe the soul and regenerate the body.
- It is our goal in the dietary department at Dayton General Hospital and Booker Rest home to have the highest quality food with exceptional customer service. We strive to plan amazing meals that meet our patients’ individualized nutritional needs by using fresh, high quality ingredients. Our cooks take pride in preparing delicious meals for patients, café patrons and community catered events.
Touchet River Café – The place with good taste!
The Touchet River Café offers a variety of healthy food choices daily. Hot entrée selections, homemade soups, a fresh salad bar, and to-go sandwiches, wraps and salads are offered daily (except week-ends for some food items). A variety of menu options that are cooked to order are available from our café’s menu as well. We also prepare delicious catering options for our facility and community events.
Dietary Staff: Fresh prepared meals with home prepared service.
Our dynamic dietary team does their utmost to prepare high quality nutritional food. We strive to have a positive work environment that encompasses personal growth, job satisfaction, creativity, empowerment and accountability. The dietary department is directed by a fulltime Registered Dietitian and is staffed with a fulltime dietary manager who takes pride in delivering the best customer service possible.
Food, Family and Friends
- Guest meals are available for $3.50 for breakfast and $4.00 for lunch and dinner. Guests are always welcome to order from the café as well.
If a spouse or a family member of a patient in Booker Rest Home or Dayton General Hospital assists their loved ones at mealtime, the hospital offers a complimentary meal to encourage the patient’s intake and family interaction. Call Extension 506 or order at the Touchet Valley Café for entrée selections.
The Touchet River Café’s dining room is open for visitors from 5:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Kitchen hours are from: 6AM to 6:30PM (The Grill is closed 9:00AM-11:00AM, 1:00PM-3:00PM, and 5:00PM-Closing.)
Additional Information and news for Nutrition and Healthy Living:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Summary1 - Holiday Guests May Be Vulnerable to Food Poisoning: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Offers Food Safety Tips
2 - Nutrition Plays Vital Role in Women's Health: New Academy Practice Paper
3 - Critical Thinking Skills in Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis Are Essential for Highest-Quality Care: New Academy Practice Paper
4 - Hosting Guests with Celiac Disease, Food Allergies or Sensitivities? Have a Safe Holiday with Home Food Safety Tips
5 - New Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Guidelines Not Fully Supported by Current Health Insurance, Says Academy
6 - Academy Encourages SNAP Changes to Increase Access to Healthy Foods
7 - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Supports FDA's Move to Reduce Trans Fats in Processed Foods
8 - Cuts to SNAP Are Detrimental to the Health of America's Poor — Statement from Academy President
9 - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Supports Using Sesame Street Characters to Promote Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Consumption to Kids
10 - Academy Encourages Everyone to Eat Right and Exercise to Prevent and Treat Diabetes
11 - Healthier Diets Possible in Low-Income, Rural Communities in America
12 - Improve Children's Nutrition Health with Consistent Messages and Environmental Support: Position of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
13 - Academy to Present 2013 Medallion Awards to Eight Members for Service to Academy, Dietetics Profession
14 - Nevada Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Sachiko T. St. Jeor to Receive Academy's Highest Award
15 - Kids Eat Right: Addressing the 'Hungry and Overweight Paradox' Across the Nation
16 - Know Better, Do Better. Don't Cut SNAP-Ed Funding
17 - Academy Foundation Awards $464,700 in Scholarships for 2013-2014 Academic Year
18 - Consumer Behaviors, Food Allergies, Industry Collaboration, School Nutrition Among Hot Topics at FNCE 2013
19 - Don't Let After-School Activities Take Food Safety Off the Menu: Academy Offers Tips
20 - Consumers Look to 'Functional Foods' to Improve Health, Lower Costs of Care: Position of Academy
21 - Houston, We Have Nutrition! Academy's 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo Comes to Lone Star State
22 - Calcium Plus Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Reduce Joint Symptoms in Postmenopausal Women
23 - In Light of Recent Food Poisoning Outbreaks, Academy Highlights Free Resources to Help Reduce Risk
24 - Many Chronic Diseases Are Preventable through Eating Habits and Lifestyle: Academy Position
25 - Registered Dietitians Help Critically Ill Children Get Necessary Nutrition for Recovery
Whether you're preparing a holiday dish or a holiday feast, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to practice safe food handling and keep in mind the needs of those who may be vulnerable to food poisoning.
Date: 12/4/2013 12:59:09 PM
Lifestyle choices, including diet, play a role in preventing diseases that strongly affect women, such as cardiovascular disease, breast cancer and osteoporosis. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has published a practice paper for registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered to assist them in providing education in clinical and community settings that is targeted at preventing these life-threatening conditions. The Academy's practice paper is titled "Nutrition and Women's Health."
Date: 11/27/2013 11:51:48 AM
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has published a practice paper for registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered designed to assist them in developing the critical thinking skills the Academy says are "essential" to ensuring the accuracy of their diagnosis of nutritional health problems in clients and patients and creating effective solutions. The practice paper is titled "Critical Thinking Skills in Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis."
Date: 11/27/2013 11:26:35 AM
Food allergies are on the rise, and so is the likelihood that one or more of your holiday guests may have a food allergy, food intolerance or celiac disease—an autoimmune disorder that reacts to gluten. Keep guests safe this holiday season with tips from the Home Food Safety program, a collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods.
Date: 11/20/2013 12:02:51 PM
The reality of existing insurance coverage precludes effective implementation of four newly released cardiovascular guidelines from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy supports the new guidelines and urges public and private insurance carriers to follow the recommendations so that Americans will have access to health care they deserve.
Date: 11/14/2013 5:25:28 PM
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics commends recent efforts by the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service to lay the foundation for increasing access to healthy, nutritious foods in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and to improve the program’s integrity.
Date: 11/8/2013 1:41:16 PM
The Academy applauds the Food and Drug Administration’s efforts, announced November 7, to reduce partially hydrogenated oils in processed foods.
Date: 11/7/2013 3:46:13 PM
As of November 1, 47 million Americans, who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program have less to spend on food to feed their families. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, the reduction in benefits will equate to 21 fewer meals per month. In the face of these disappointing cuts, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its registered dietitian nutritionist members remain committed to reducing food insecurity and its resulting detrimental impact on the health of families.
Date: 11/4/2013 2:45:45 PM
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics applauds First Lady Michelle Obama's announcement – as part of the Let's Move! initiative – that the Sesame Workshop and the Produce Marketing Association have joined the Partnership for a Healthier America in a two-year agreement to help promote fresh fruit and vegetable consumption to kids.
Date: 11/1/2013 12:54:10 PM
With more than 25 million people in the United States currently living with diabetes and another 79 million with prediabetes, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages all Americans to take positive steps towards improving their health as part of American Diabetes Month and beyond.
Date: 10/29/2013 3:08:20 PM
In the United States, children don’t eat enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Instead, their diets typically include excessive amounts of sugars and solid fats, counter to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations, increasing the risk of obesity and diabetes. A team of investigators implemented a two-year intervention study in low-income, rural areas where a disproportionately higher risk of overweight and obesity habits among children persists, leading to increased risk of diabetes and heart disease in adulthood. The children enrolled in the study consumed significantly more fruits and vegetables. The results are published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Date: 10/10/2013 9:54:56 AM
Consistent messages, effective policies and environmental support in all places where children live, study and play can improve their diet and physical activity habits and help children achieve and maintain a healthy weight, according to an updated position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Date: 10/7/2013 4:38:50 PM
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will present its prestigious 2013 Medallion Awards to eight members in recognition of outstanding service and leadership to the Academy and the dietetics profession. Medallion Awards have been given each year since 1976. The winners will receive their awards on Sunday, October 20, during the Academy’s Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, October 19 to 22 in Houston, Texas.
Date: 10/7/2013 1:05:20 PM
Registered dietitian nutritionist Sachiko T. St. Jeor, an internationally recognized leader in obesity research and medical education, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' highest honor, the Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award. St. Jeor, a clinical professor of family medicine at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, professor emerita of internal medicine at the University of Nevada – Reno and adjunct professor of nutrition at the University of Utah, will receive the Copher Award October 19 at the Opening Session of the Academy's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Houston, Texas.
Date: 10/2/2013 4:38:26 PM
Kids Eat Right—a joint initiative of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation which aims to educate families, communities and policy makers about the importance of quality nutrition—has expanded its resources for food and nutrition professionals to address the "hungry and overweight paradox" of food insecurity that threatens the health of the nation's children.
Date: 10/1/2013 4:59:50 PM
The Farm Bill currently under debate on Capitol Hill contains many facets, but two may be the most important initiatives affecting the health of the American people: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education. One begets the other, but both are crucial to improving the health of our nation and providing opportunity to those who need it the most.
Date: 9/20/2013 10:25:06 AM
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation has awarded 208 dietetic scholarships totaling nearly $464,700 to students at the undergraduate, graduate and continuing education levels of study for the 2013-2014 academic year. As the largest provider of scholarships in the dietetics field, the Academy Foundation has awarded over $3.8 million in scholarships over the last 11 years to more than 3,100 students.
Date: 9/10/2013 12:18:26 PM
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo will feature educational sessions devoted to key food and nutrition issues. Among hot topics to be examined are
influences on consumer preferences, food allergies, the collaboration of public and private entities, and the farm-to-school movement.
Date: 9/4/2013 10:08:15 AM
As children head back to school and families gear up for busy schedules packed with after-school activities, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages families to reduce their risk of food poisoning with food safety tips from the Home Food Safety program – a collaboration between the Academy and ConAgra Foods.
Date: 8/26/2013 3:47:38 PM
Rising health care costs and people’s increasing desire to take more control of their health are reasons consumers purchase and consume products that potentially offer health benefits beyond “basic nutrition,” according to a newly updated position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Date: 8/22/2013 2:35:26 PM
Addressing the importance of global nutritional health, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is bringing its premier food and nutrition event to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, October 19 – 22. The 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo gathers food, nutrition and medical professionals from around the world for four days of learning, debating and networking, all in the interest of improving the nutrition health of all people.
Date: 8/20/2013 2:38:37 PM
A team of investigators systematically analyzed the effect of calcium and vitamin D supplementation on joint symptoms in a rigorous and controlled study of postmenopausal women. They found that supplementation did not reduce the severity of joint symptoms reported by the participants. Their results are published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Date: 8/15/2013 3:20:44 PM
Food poisoning causes 48 million illnesses in the U.S. each year, and most recently more than 300 Midwesterners were sickened by an outbreak of cyclospora, a foodborne pathogen. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to reduce their risk with simple safety steps from www.HomeFoodSafety.org and by downloading the free Is My Food Safe? mobile app.
Date: 8/6/2013 3:29:07 PM
Preventing obesity and chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers is possible through healthful eating habits and a physically active lifestyle, according to a newly updated position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Because diseases can take many years – sometimes decades – to develop, the best prevention is early prevention.
Date: 7/10/2013 10:21:10 AM
For the first time, researchers investigated enteral nutrition and caloric requirements (CR) among critically ill children in a new report published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This study also showed the value of including registered dietitians in the medical team.
Date: 7/3/2013 10:39:25 AM