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 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Feeding and Hydration: Updated Position of Academy
2 - SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Is Critical to Ensuring Americans Lead Healthier Lives, Says Academy
3 - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Honored with ASAE Gold Circle Award, Honorable Mention
4 - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Names New National Media Spokespeople for 2013-2016
5 - Chandler, Ariz., Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Glenna McCollum Becomes 2013-2014 President of Academy
6 - Academy Names 2013-2014 Board of Directors
7 - Five Registered Dietitians Named to 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Expert Advisory Panel
8 - Healthy Weight Commitment: Major Food and Beverage Companies Reduce More Than 1.5 Trillion Marketplace Calories
9 - Nutrient Needs Change with Age: Eat Right Throughout Life for Optimal Health, Says Academy
10 - Watch Your Waistline While Filling Your Grill with Nutritious, Colorful Produce
11 - Academy Urges FDA: Reject Petition to Alter the Standard of Identity of Milk
12 - Calling All Grill Masters: Is It Done Yet? Don't Rely on Color or Texture Alone - Food Thermometer is Key to Avoid Food Poisoning
13 - In Wake of New Report, Academy Reminds Consumers to Follow Dietary Guidelines' Sodium Recommendations
14 - During National Women's Health Week, Academy Encourages Women to Make Healthful Eating a Priority
15 - Eating Right with Celiac Disease: Academy Offers Advice for Staying Healthy
16 - Links Between Nutrition and Oral Health: Updated Position of Academy
17 - Academy Reaches Highest Membership Level in History, Passes 75,000
18 - Women with HIV Shown to Have Elevated Resting Energy Expenditure
19 - Access to Safe, Nutritious Food and Water is Fundamental Human Right: Updated Position of Academy
20 - Focus on Diet's Role in Disease Prevention and Management, Says Academy
21 - Modest Changes in Military Dining Facilities Promoted Healthier Eating
22 - Tackle Kitchen Spring Cleaning and Reduce Your Risk of Food Poisoning with Tips from HomeFoodSafety.org
23 - Where Should You Get Your Nutrition Advice? Seek the Guidance of THE Food and Nutrition Experts
24 - Social Responsibility: Academy Publishes Practice Paper on Ecological Sustainability in Food System
25 - Increasing Evidence Links High Glycemic Index Foods and Dairy Products to Acne
All people have the right to request or refuse being fed as part of their medical treatment, and health care providers and consumers should know more about the legal and ethical issues of feeding, especially among people with dementia, coma or terminal illness, according to a newly updated position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The paper emphasizes that registered dietitians, through their education and experience, know that the basis for ethical deliberation involving nutritional recommendations “includes understanding the cultural, social, psychological and spiritual needs of the individual.”
Date: 6/14/2013 10:21:50 AM
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is standing up in support of SNAP-Ed, the nutrition education program that accompanies the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, highlighting its positive impact on the health of low-income Americans. The Academy recently urged the United States Department of Agriculture to formalize an interim rule that strengthens SNAP-Ed.
Date: 6/11/2013 3:03:39 PM
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics received the American Society of Association Executive's top award, the highly coveted Gold Circle Award, in the website category for www.HomeFoodSafety.org. The award recognizes excellence in association and nonprofit communications.
Date: 6/6/2013 6:01:04 PM
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has appointed four registered dietitian nutritionists to three-year terms as media spokespeople. The Academy's nationwide volunteer spokesperson network consists of 30 registered dietitians and registered dietitian nutritionists who conduct more than 3,000 nutrition and healthful eating interviews each year on behalf of the Academy with print, broadcast and online media.
Date: 6/6/2013 9:47:15 AM
Registered dietitian nutritionist Glenna McCollum, vice president of health and nutrition for PhycoBiosciences, Inc., of Chandler, Ariz., began her one-year term June 1 as the 2013-2014 president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. With more than 75,000 members, the Academy is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. McCollum is the Academy's 88th president. She has served as president-elect since June 2012.
Date: 6/3/2013 4:04:46 PM
Eighteen national leaders in nutrition, health and business will serve as the 2013-2014 Board of Directors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Board is responsible for strategic planning, policy development and fiscal management for the Academy. Members of the Academy's Board of Directors will serve from June 1 until May 31, 2014.
Date: 6/3/2013 3:52:48 PM
Five registered dietitians and one honorary member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are among 15 nutrition and health science authorities named May 31 by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services to the government's new 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
Date: 5/31/2013 5:46:22 PM
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation announced Thursday that its 16 participating companies have already surpassed their goal of reducing 1.5 trillion calories sold in the marketplace by 2015. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics praised the announcement as a positive example of the effect of public-private partnerships on the public’s health.
Date: 5/30/2013 11:33:58 AM
During Older Americans Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds Americans that nutrient needs change as we age, so eating right and being physically active are keys to staying healthy throughout life. Ensure you and loved ones are getting the nutrients you need with expert advice from a registered dietitian nutritionist—the food and nutrition expert.
Date: 5/21/2013 11:45:13 AM
Many Americans find it challenging to fill half their plate each meal with fruits and vegetables – a recommendation of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to add both color and nutrients to Memorial Day cookouts by grilling with a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables.
Date: 5/21/2013 10:52:16 AM
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges the Food and Drug Administration to "keep milk milk" and reject an industry petition to amend the standard of identity of milk and milk products. The petition, submitted by the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Milk Producers Federation, seeks to allow artificial sweeteners to be included in flavored milk and milk products as standard ingredients.
Date: 5/21/2013 8:41:39 AM
Ready to fire up the grill for a cookout with family and friends? As part of their award-winning Home Food Safety program, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods encourage all grill masters to equip themselves for the job with a food thermometer—the only way to determine if foods are fully cooked and safe to eat—and with tips from www.HomeFoodSafety.org.
Date: 5/20/2013 12:18:07 PM
Prompted by a report issued today by the Institute of Medicine on the consequences of dietary sodium reduction, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to keep their sodium intake within the recommendations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and to seek the expert advice of a registered dietitian nutritionist for help on their personal sodium intake.
Date: 5/14/2013 4:30:03 PM
Busy work and family schedules can often lead to women putting their own health on the back burner. During National Women's Health Week, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages women of all ages to make time for regular preventive screenings, as well as eating right and getting regular physical activity.
Date: 5/10/2013 1:00:23 PM
Celiac disease is estimated to affect one out of 141 of Americans, or just under 1 percent of the population. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to learn about celiac disease – it can affect your health or someone you love.
Date: 5/7/2013 12:48:58 PM
There is a strong connection between the food people eat and their oral health, according to a recently updated position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy's position paper "Oral Health and Nutrition" was published in the May issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and can be found on the Academy's website.
Date: 5/2/2013 2:52:13 PM
While many professional member associations in the United States are experiencing membership declines, membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics rose in the past year to 75,067 – the largest in the Academy's 96-year history and the eighth consecutive year of growth. For the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the Academy experienced an overall 1.6 percent increase in members.
Date: 5/2/2013 9:08:31 AM
Most studies concerning resting energy expenditure (REE) in those infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have been conducted in men and those with solely women have had small sample sizes. A team of researchers has sought to rectify this with a matched, prospective, cross-sectional study. The results are featured in a new report published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Date: 4/16/2013 10:05:54 AM
Consistent access to safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food and water is a fundamental human right, and is particularly important in helping developing nations to achieve food and nutrition security, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in its newly updated position paper, Nutrition Security in Developing Nations: Sustainable Food, Water and Health.
Date: 4/9/2013 9:53:05 AM
This year, half a million Americans will lose their lives to cancer, and more than 1.6 million men and women will be diagnosed with the illness. During Cancer Control Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds Americans that eating right can help you prevent cancer and even support your treatment if you’ve already been diagnosed.
Date: 4/2/2013 11:15:21 AM
The prevalence of obesity within the military is currently 13 percent. This rising epidemic, also rampant throughout the general population, could result in military career setbacks, negatively impact operational readiness, and jeopardize Department of Defense operations. To combat the epidemic, a team of researchers chose the military cafeteria as the venue to observe and evaluate eating behavior and the positive impact of modest changes to promote healthy eating and food selection. The results are captured in a new report published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Date: 3/22/2013 12:51:59 PM
Spring is just around the corner, which means flowers, warmer weather and of course spring cleaning. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics along with ConAgra Foods encourages Americans to give their kitchens a thorough cleaning with tips from the Home Food Safety program’s www.HomeFoodSafety.org.
Date: 3/19/2013 12:04:22 PM
All registered dietitians are nutritionists – but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. It's an important distinction that can matter a great deal to your health. To mark Registered Dietitian Day 2013 and to strengthen the link between the science of dietetics and the overall wellness aspects of nutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Commission on Dietetic Registration have approved the optional use of the credential "registered dietitian nutritionist" by all registered dietitians.
Date: 3/13/2013 11:59:03 AM
A system of food production that protects natural resources and the environment is important to everyone’s health, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy has published a practice paper to help registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered "meet the growing needs of those seeking guidance on food choices as they relate to ecological sustainability."
Date: 3/1/2013 10:59:07 AM
A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has determined that there is increasing evidence of a connection between diet and acne, particularly from high glycemic load diets and dairy products, and that medical nutrition therapy (MNT) can play an important role in acne treatment.
Date: 2/18/2013 4:42:37 PM