Nutrition

Nutrition

Children eating healthy food

Outpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy and Education

ValleyCare outpatient registered dietitians are available by appointment to provide a comprehensive nutrition evaluation and medical nutrition therapy. As part of the medical management of diseases and conditions, we offer education and tools to help you change behaviors and meet your health goals. Specialty areas include diabetes, weight management, eating disorders, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Many insurance companies cover medical nutrition therapy with a physician's referral. The ValleyCare staff also provides nutrition education programs and community seminars and serves as a resource in nutrition to other departments and community agencies.

To contact a dietitian, please call 925.416.6710.

Inpatient Clinical Nutrition Care

Good nutrition plays an important role in treatment, recovery and overall health maintenance. Registered dietitians at ValleyCare function as vital members of the patient care team to ensure that each patient's nutrition plan matches his or her nutrient needs and complies with current guidelines. While many patients are satisfied with our standard menu options for daily meals, other patients require a more customized approach to meet their nutritional needs. The dietitians are available to provide assessments and medical nutrition therapy to all hospitalized patients as determined by the standards of care. ValleyCare registered dietitians are a key resource to the patients and staff on all nutrition or food service issues.

For more information, please call 925.416.6536.

Head Start

Since 1999, ValleyCare has been instrumental in helping to feed more than 200 children enrolled in local Head Start Centers at seven different local sites. These kids have enjoyed meals prepared by food service staff at the Valley Memorial Center kitchen in Livermore. By receiving a hot, healthy meal each day, children not only feel better but also learn about good nutrition.

For more information, please call 925.373.4156.

Meals on Wheels

When ValleyCare became involved in preparing the meals for Meals on Wheels at the Valley Memorial Center kitchen in 1997, approximately 450 homebound seniors throughout the east and south sections of Alameda County received hot meals. Today the Valley Memorial Center kitchen staff prepares more than 900 meals a day, five days a week for homebound seniors in seven Alameda County cities, including Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Sunol. These hot meals provide our seniors with the healthy nutrition they need that is critical to their health and well-being. Data also shows that patients discharged from the hospital who are also Meals on Wheels recipients have a significantly smaller chance of being readmitted to the hospital.

For more information, please call 925.373.4156.

Contact Us

ValleyCare Medical Center

Pleasanton Dietary Office

5555 W. Las Positas Blvd.

Pleasanton, CA 94588

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925.416.3636

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