Food & Nutrition Services

Registered dietitians provide nutrition services at Sarah Bush Lincoln. Through individual sessions, the dietitians use a medically oriented approach to counsel people about their nutrition.

The counseling sessions assist people in making appropriate choices based on their individual nutritional needs. With a doctor's referral, people can receive individual nutritional counseling in the areas of: 

• Cardiovascular Disease
• Diabetes
• Gastrointestinal Issues
• Food Allergies
• Hypertension
• Kidney Disease
• Nutritional Management of Cancer
• Prenatal & Postnatal Nutrition
• Sports Nutrition
• Weight Loss/Gain

Some nutrition counseling services may be covered by your insurance plan or by Medicare.

Services - Assessment of Nutritional Status
A comprehensive nutritional analysis which provides information on the nutritional status of individuals.

Implementing Appropriate Nutritional Interventions  

• Individual Meal Plan
• Recipe modification
• Dining Out and Food Shopping Guidelines

Follow-up Care Monitoring Weight Change
Reinforcing Behavior Modification Techniques
Reviewing Food Choices

Weight Control Group Program
Healthy Directions Community Weight Management Program is an educational program that discusses healthy diet, behavior modification and exercise. The six-month program includes individual assessment by a dietitian and weekly group meetings.

Hours
By appointment Monday through Friday. To make an appointment, contact your physicians office for referral.

HomeCare Meals
Home Care meals are home-delivered meals for Charleston residents who are homebound and require modified diets. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday by volunteers. For information, call 258-or 348-2130.

The Basement Bistro

The Basement Bistro is located on the ground floor of the Health Center. The daily menu is posted in The Basement Bistro. It offers several healthy choices.

Breakfast: 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Open for snacks & beverages 6:30 a.m to 7 p.m.

For more information contact:

Food and Nutrition Services

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center
1000 Health Center Drive
Mattoon, IL 61938
217 258- or 348-2199

Food & Nutrition Services Director
• Cathy Babbs R.D., L.D.N.

Dietitians
• Cindy Foster R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E.
• Jane Frankie R.D., L.D.N.
• Jennifer Hills, R.D., L.D.N.
• Gwen Zumwalt R.D, L.D.N.