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Nutrition Services

Nutrition is a very important part of  each person’s overall health, healing and quality of life.

The Nutrition Services team is comprised of Registered Dietitians (RDs), Nutrition Services Managers and Supervisors, Diet Clerks, Cooks and Dietary Aides.

The Nutrition Services departments in PMH hospitals and personal care homes are responsible for providing safe, nutritious, high quality meals to the patients, residents and cafeteria customers that attend our facilities.  Our Registered Dietitians work at each facility to complete nutrition assessments, and also see clients on an outpatient basis in co-operation with the Chronic Disease Education Program.  Please see the Registered Dietitian section for more details on dietitian services throughout PMH. 

 

  • Nutrition Services General Information
  • Cafeteria Services and Hours
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Find a Registered Dietitian
  • Food and Nutrition Links

Diet Order

If you or your loved one is admitted to one of our facilities, a diet order is written by a prescribing practitioner such as a physician, Nurse Practitioner or Registered Dietitian.  Our Nutrition Services team will ensure the food provided follows the written diet orders and avoids any identified food allergens.  We will also accommodate food preferences to best of our ability.  If you or your loved one has questions about the food or diet order please ask the nurse.

Menu

A Regional Menu is in place at all PMH sites. It is a 35 day cycle menu based on Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide and meets guidelines for standard, texture modified, therapeutic and gastrointestinal diets.  The menu is planned by a team of Registered Dietitians and Nutrition Services Managers with input from staff and clients.  The team welcomes feedback from clients and staff about suggestions for menu ideas as any time. 

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Food Safety

Nutrition Services has a comprehensive Quality Assurance Program to monitor and improve all aspects of our service.  Our kitchens are inspected by Public Health Officers on a regular basis to ensure compliance with the Food and Food Handling Establishments Regulation under The Public Health Act.

Cafeteria Services

Family and friends are welcome to dine with residents admitted to our Personal Care Homes. Ideally, 24 hours’ notice should be given to Nutrition Services so that seating and food arrangements may be made. Due to space and time constraints, normally a maximum of 2 guests per resident can be accommodated. Special restrictions may apply on statutory holidays. Please consult your site Business Office or kitchen for payment procedures (cafeteria prices apply).

Drop-in Cafeteria Services are offered at Brandon Health Centre, Dauphin Health Centre, Swan Valley Health Centre and Killarney Tri-Lake Health Centre.  For other acute care centres please consult the site Business Office or kitchen if you wish to purchase food, snack or beverages.

Cafeteria Operating Hours  

         
Brandon Regional Health Centre 
      Cafeteria Open 7:30 am - 7 pm.
Breakfast:  7:30 am - 10:30 am
Lunch:  10:45 am - 1:30 pm
Dinner:  3:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Soup is available from 9:30 am to 6 pm
         
Dauphin Regional Health Centre
      Cafeteria Open 6:45 am - 6:15 pm (Closed from 4:15 pm - 5 pm)
Breakfast:  Cold only, self serve
Lunch:  11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Dinner:  5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
         
Killarney Tri Lake Health Centre
      Cafeteria Open 5:45 am - 6:30 pm.
Breakfast:  8:00 am
Lunch:  First come first served 11:30 am
Dinner:  Sign up by 3:30 pm.  Served at 5 pm
         
Swan Valley Health Centre/Lodge
      Breakfast:  Muffins and bagels only
Lunch:  Noon - 1:15 pm
Dinner:  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
         

Registered Dietitians (RDs) are passionate about food. There are more than 10,000 dietitians in Canada and we all share deep appreciation of food, a curiosity to understand the science behind it and the tools to unlock its potential. Like all regulated health professionals, we undergo comprehensive and rigorous training, both on the job and in universities. We are committed to collaborating with patients, clients and communities to achieve their shared goals of better eating and improved health. Prairie Mountain Health has more than 30 Registered Dietitians, and they work in three types of positions:

Clinical Dietitians

Hospitals and Personal Care Homes

The clinical RDs work at all hospitals and personal care homes in the region. They visit patients/residents individually, and participate in health care team meetings, such as rounds and care conferences. They complete nutrition assessments and help patients/residents to meet their nutrition goals through various health challenges. They also plan and approve menus that enable each facility to provide nutritious, balanced meals that meet therapeutic requirements of each client.

My Health Teams and Outpatient Clinics

In addition, clinical RDs see outpatients of all ages in many areas of PMH when nutrition concerns arise for things such as child growth and development, gastrointestinal disease management, food allergies and intolerances, malnutrition and weight management. PMH has clinical RDs working directly in:

  • primary care clinics, such as part of My Health Team Brandon
  • the Brandon, Russell, Dauphin, and Swan Valley Health Centre hemodialysis units, working with clients experiencing end-stage kidney disease (and pre-end-stage at Brandon’s renal health clinic)
  • the Brandon Regional Health Centre Prehab Osteoarthritis Clinic
Cancer Care

The Western Manitoba Cancer Centre also employs a dietitian to help patients nutritionally through their cancer journey.

Chronic Disease Education Program (CDEP)

The CDEP dietitians along with nurse educators help clients develop knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy to manage conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, early kidney disease, gastrointestinal problems, and other nutrition-related concerns. They provide classes and one-on-one nutrition counselling. They travel on a regular basis to various communities, including First Nations throughout PMH.

Health Promotion Dietitians

Dietitians in Health Promotion (HP) work with communities, organizations, and groups, rather than individual clients. They promote healthy eating with a special focus on nutrition and food skills education and healthy food environments. HP Dietitians deliver services with a population health lens.

Administration Dietitians

Dietitians in PMH are also working as administrators in Nutrition Services, Care Team Management and LTC Standards Facilitation.

Find a Registered Dietitian

To book an appointment or refer a client in your area, call:

1-877-509-7852 (outside Brandon) or 1-204-578-2374 (in Brandon)

For general food and nutrition questions

Call Dial-A-Dietitian 1-877-830-2892