Food and Nutrition Services

“The nurses were so patient with me when I was in pain and felt really bad.”

Food and Nutrition Services

Henderson Health Care’s registered dietitian (RD) is licensed by the State of Nebraska to provide clinical nutrition services to hospital patients, Care Center and Rosewood Court residents and members of the community.

Dietitians work closely with physicians, nurses and other professional staff to meet individual nutritional needs. All newly-admitted hospital patients are screened for nutritional risk and offered nutrition education as indicated.

The department provides nutritional assistance for medical conditions such as:

  • Weight Loss
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Wounds and skeletal injuries
  • Food allergies
  • Kidney disease

The outpatient nutritional counseling program focuses on helping individuals learn to make healthy food choices and lifestyle changes. Weight management, sports nutrition and eating disorders counseling is also available. A physician referral is not required for individual outpatient nutrition counseling.

The HHC Registered Dietitian, Ashley Freeman, RD, LMNT, is available for appointments Monday through Friday. Call (402) 723-4008 to schedule an appointment.