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Nutritional Services

The Cherokee Regional Medical Center strives to provide quality services across the health care continuum to the Cherokee Community and surrounding areas in a caring atmosphere with quality medical staff and professionals. The Dietary Department at CRMC seeks to provide high quality meals customized to each patient and to serve the community. In addition, our Registered Dietitian on staff provides individual, group, and community nutrition therapy and education, as well as inpatient and outpatient nutrition care.


  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Special diet needs or conditions
  • Referrals from physicians
  • Meal planning
  • General health and wellness or specific topics
  • Community presentations and Lunch & Learns
  • Diabetes
  • Cholesterol
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Cancer
  • Hypertension
  • Weight management issues
  • GI conditions (Pancreatitis, Diverticulitis, etc.)
  • Food allergies (Celiac Disease, Lactose Intolerance, etc.)
  • Renal, pulmonary, and neurological conditions
  • Many more 
In addition, the Dietary Staff at CRMC is pleased to offer a variety of dining options including...

INPATIENT/VISITOR ROOM SERVICE: Cherokee Regional Medical Center is pleased to offer Room Service for delivery of your personally selected meals. Our chefs will be available to prepare a variety of food selections for you to choose from. You may also order at meal times that are convenient for you.

When selecting your food delivery times, please consult with your nurse to allow time for your treatments and therapy sessions. Therapies will typically take place between 9 and 11 AM and between 1 and 4 PM.

Room Service is available daily from 6:30 AM until 6:00 PM. To order your meal, just pick up your telephone and dial Extension 146. 

For those patients receiving a therapeutic diet prescribed by your physician, certain foods on the menu may not be allowed. Please review the therapeutic diet information available from your nurse to help guide you in your meal choices.

Our Dietary Aides will also assist you with your menu selections and answer any questions you may have regarding your diet. If you have additional questions regarding your prescribed diet, please call extension 146 and our Dietary Aides will notify our Registered Dietitian.

Visitors of patients may also order from the Room Service Menu in the patient’s room. The cost for the tray is $6.00 and will be delivered to the room. Payment is due when the tray is delivered. Please allow 40 minutes for delivery. To order a tray, please call Extension 146.

CAFETERIA: The cafeteria at Cherokee Regional Medical Center is located on the 1st floor. For visitors, the cafeteria is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Continental breakfast is available in the cafeteria from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Lunch and supper service is available in the cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
IN-HOUSE CATERING: In-house catering is available for meetings conducted at CRMC. If holding a meeting at CRMC and you are interested in the CRMC Dietary Department catering the event, please call 712.225.3368 ext. 142 for more information on food selection and in-house catering options.

HEAT AND EAT MEALS: The Heat & Eat Program serves nutritious meals that may be refrigerated or frozen and heated in your home at your convenience. A variety of general or low-sodium meals are available. All meals can be used on low-fat, diabetic or weight reduction diets at various calorie levels as well. Meals are $3.25 each, and are payable at the time of pick-up.

MOBILE MEALS: Cherokee Regional Medical Center Mobile Meals program is designed to help residents receive a healthy, nutritious meal each weekday, while staying at home. Community volunteers deliver the meals right to your door at a minimal cost. 

Volunteers are always needed to deliver these meals to the elderly and shut-in. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact Kathy at 712-225-3368 ext. 187. Individuals who make deliveries, get a free meal in the CRMC cafeteria in appreciation of their help.

BECK FOOD SERVICE: The CRMC Dietary Department provides a continental breakfast and noon meal daily for the tenants. Residents may choose from a couple of noon meal options each day.

VENDING MACHINES: Pop machines are located on 1st floor by the cafeteria as well as on 3rd floor by the elevator.  A snack machine is located on the 1st floor by the cafeteria. Change is available at the Business Office on 1st floor during regular business hours.