Nutritious meals served to soothe the soul and regenerate the body.
- It is our goal in the dietary department at Dayton General Hospital and Booker Rest home to have the highest quality food with exceptional customer service. We strive to plan amazing meals that meet our patients’ individualized nutritional needs by using fresh, high quality ingredients. Our cooks take pride in preparing delicious meals for patients, café patrons and community catered events.
Touchet River Café – The place with good taste!
The Touchet River Café offers a variety of healthy food choices daily. Hot entrée selections, homemade soups, a fresh salad bar, and to-go sandwiches, wraps and salads are offered daily (except week-ends for some food items). A variety of menu options that are cooked to order are available from our café’s menu as well. We also prepare delicious catering options for our facility and community events.
Dietary Staff: Fresh prepared meals with home prepared service.
Our dynamic dietary team does their utmost to prepare high quality nutritional food. We strive to have a positive work environment that encompasses personal growth, job satisfaction, creativity, empowerment and accountability. The dietary department is directed by a fulltime Registered Dietitian and is staffed with a fulltime dietary manager who takes pride in delivering the best customer service possible.
Food, Family and Friends
- Guest meals are available for $3.50 for breakfast and $4.00 for lunch and dinner. Guests are always welcome to order from the café as well.
If a spouse or a family member of a patient in Booker Rest Home or Dayton General Hospital assists their loved ones at mealtime, the hospital offers a complimentary meal to encourage the patient’s intake and family interaction. Call Extension 506 or order at the Touchet Valley Café for entrée selections.
The Touchet River Café’s dining room is open for visitors from 5:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Kitchen hours are from: 6AM to 6:30PM (The Grill is closed 9:00AM-11:00AM, 1:00PM-3:00PM, and 5:00PM-Closing.)
Additional Information and news for Nutrition and Healthy Living:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Summary1 - Calling All Grill Masters: Is It Done Yet? Don't Rely on Color or Texture Alone - Food Thermometer is Key to Avoid Food Poisoning
2 - In Wake of New Report, Academy Reminds Consumers to Follow Dietary Guidelines' Sodium Recommendations
3 - During National Women's Health Week, Academy Encourages Women to Make Healthful Eating a Priority
4 - Eating Right with Celiac Disease: Academy Offers Advice for Staying Healthy
5 - Links Between Nutrition and Oral Health: Updated Position of Academy
6 - Academy Reaches Highest Membership Level in History, Passes 75,000
7 - Women with HIV Shown to Have Elevated Resting Energy Expenditure
8 - Access to Safe, Nutritious Food and Water is Fundamental Human Right: Updated Position of Academy
9 - Focus on Diet's Role in Disease Prevention and Management, Says Academy
10 - Modest Changes in Military Dining Facilities Promoted Healthier Eating
11 - Tackle Kitchen Spring Cleaning and Reduce Your Risk of Food Poisoning with Tips from HomeFoodSafety.org
12 - Where Should You Get Your Nutrition Advice? Seek the Guidance of THE Food and Nutrition Experts
13 - Social Responsibility: Academy Publishes Practice Paper on Ecological Sustainability in Food System
14 - Increasing Evidence Links High Glycemic Index Foods and Dairy Products to Acne
15 - Medical Nutrition Therapy Offered by Private Insurance Companies Significantly Improves Weight Loss, Improves Health and Saves Money, New Study Says
16 - En el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición, Tener en Cuenta los Problemas de Salud y 'Aliméntarse Bien, Al Gusto Propio, Cada Día
17 - 'Aliméntese Bien, a Su Gusto, Cada Día' con Comidas de Todas las Tradiciones Étnicas: Consejos de la Academia
18 - En el Dia del Dietista Registrado, y Todos los Dias, Celebramos Su Liderazgo en Mejorar la Salud de los Estadounidenses
19 - Durante el Mes Nacional de la Nutricion y en Adelante, la Academia Comparte Consejos Sobre la Buena Alimentación para Cada Estilo de Vida
20 - Durante el Mes Nacional de La Nutrición y en Adelante, La Academia Anima a Todos a Alimentarse Bien, a Su Gusto, Cada Día
21 - Overall Eating Patterns Are Most Important for Healthful Eating: Updated 'Total Diet' Position of Academy
22 - Which Foods Make Americans Ill? Whether Chicken or Salad, Food Safety at Home is Key to Avoiding Illness, Says Academy
23 - Keep Personal Health Concerns in Mind and 'Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day' in National Nutrition Month
24 - 'Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day' with Foods from All Ethnic Traditions: Tips from the Academy
25 - On Registered Dietitian Day and Every Day, RDs Celebrated as Leaders in Improving America's Health
Ready to fire up the grill for a cookout with family and friends? As part of their award-winning Home Food Safety program, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods encourage all grill masters to equip themselves for the job with a food thermometer—the only way to determine if foods are fully cooked and safe to eat—and with tips from www.HomeFoodSafety.org.
Date: 5/20/2013 12:18:07 PM
Prompted by a report issued today by the Institute of Medicine on the consequences of dietary sodium reduction, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to keep their sodium intake within the recommendations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and to seek the expert advice of a registered dietitian nutritionist for help on their personal sodium intake.
Date: 5/14/2013 4:30:03 PM
Busy work and family schedules can often lead to women putting their own health on the back burner. During National Women's Health Week, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages women of all ages to make time for regular preventive screenings, as well as eating right and getting regular physical activity.
Date: 5/10/2013 1:00:23 PM
Celiac disease is estimated to affect one out of 141 of Americans, or just under 1 percent of the population. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to learn about celiac disease – it can affect your health or someone you love.
Date: 5/7/2013 12:48:58 PM
There is a strong connection between the food people eat and their oral health, according to a recently updated position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy's position paper "Oral Health and Nutrition" was published in the May issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and can be found on the Academy's website.
Date: 5/2/2013 2:52:13 PM
While many professional member associations in the United States are experiencing membership declines, membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics rose in the past year to 75,067 – the largest in the Academy's 96-year history and the eighth consecutive year of growth. For the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the Academy experienced an overall 1.6 percent increase in members.
Date: 5/2/2013 9:08:31 AM
Most studies concerning resting energy expenditure (REE) in those infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have been conducted in men and those with solely women have had small sample sizes. A team of researchers has sought to rectify this with a matched, prospective, cross-sectional study. The results are featured in a new report published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Date: 4/16/2013 10:05:54 AM
Consistent access to safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food and water is a fundamental human right, and is particularly important in helping developing nations to achieve food and nutrition security, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in its newly updated position paper, Nutrition Security in Developing Nations: Sustainable Food, Water and Health.
Date: 4/9/2013 9:53:05 AM
This year, half a million Americans will lose their lives to cancer, and more than 1.6 million men and women will be diagnosed with the illness. During Cancer Control Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds Americans that eating right can help you prevent cancer and even support your treatment if you’ve already been diagnosed.
Date: 4/2/2013 11:15:21 AM
The prevalence of obesity within the military is currently 13 percent. This rising epidemic, also rampant throughout the general population, could result in military career setbacks, negatively impact operational readiness, and jeopardize Department of Defense operations. To combat the epidemic, a team of researchers chose the military cafeteria as the venue to observe and evaluate eating behavior and the positive impact of modest changes to promote healthy eating and food selection. The results are captured in a new report published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Date: 3/22/2013 12:51:59 PM
Spring is just around the corner, which means flowers, warmer weather and of course spring cleaning. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics along with ConAgra Foods encourages Americans to give their kitchens a thorough cleaning with tips from the Home Food Safety program’s www.HomeFoodSafety.org.
Date: 3/19/2013 12:04:22 PM
All registered dietitians are nutritionists – but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. It's an important distinction that can matter a great deal to your health. To mark Registered Dietitian Day 2013 and to strengthen the link between the science of dietetics and the overall wellness aspects of nutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Commission on Dietetic Registration have approved the optional use of the credential "registered dietitian nutritionist" by all registered dietitians.
Date: 3/13/2013 11:59:03 AM
A system of food production that protects natural resources and the environment is important to everyone’s health, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy has published a practice paper to help registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered "meet the growing needs of those seeking guidance on food choices as they relate to ecological sustainability."
Date: 3/1/2013 10:59:07 AM
A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has determined that there is increasing evidence of a connection between diet and acne, particularly from high glycemic load diets and dairy products, and that medical nutrition therapy (MNT) can play an important role in acne treatment.
Date: 2/18/2013 4:42:37 PM
A new study indicates that medical nutrition therapy provided by registered dietitians as part of a health benefit plan is an effective, low-cost way of helping people safely lose weight, and that MNT should be considered as a standard part of health insurance plans.
Date: 2/14/2013 4:11:41 PM
Si usted tiene una condición crónica como hipertensión (presión alta de la sangre) o diabetes, una dieta planificada cuidadosamente puede tener un impacto significativo en el manejo de sus síntomas y la mejoría de su salud. Durante el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición®, la Academia de Nutrición y Dietética anima a los consumidores a desarrollar un plan de alimentación saludable basado en su propia condición de salud y en nuestro lema “Aliméntate bien, a tu gusto, cada día.”
Date: 2/11/2013 11:09:34 AM
Estados Unidos es una nación de inmigrantes, donde cada grupo aporta sus tradiciones culturales, incluyendo sus comidas, a la experiencia multiétnica compartida de la nación. En el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición®, la Academia de Nutrición y Dietética recomienda que se “Alimente bien, a su gusto, cada día” con alimentos de todos los puntos del globo.
Date: 2/11/2013 11:04:58 AM
En marzo, el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición®, la Academia de Nutrición y Dietética nos recuerda los principios básicos de una alimentación saludable. En esta época del año, la Academia también celebra la contribución y los conocimientos de los dietistas en su calidad de expertos en alimentación y nutrición.
Date: 2/11/2013 10:55:56 AM
Alimentarse bien es esencial para mantener el cuerpo funcionando en forma óptima. Durante el Mes Nacional de la Nutrición®, la Academia de Nutrición y Dietética le recuerda que es importante desarrollar un plan de alimentación basado en su estilo de vida y sus necesidades nutricionales. Es decir, si usted es vegetariano, un estudiante, un atleta, un padre o madre muy ocupado o un ejecutivo internacional, es importante que se “Alimente bien, a su gusto, cada día”.
Date: 2/11/2013 10:52:01 AM
Preferencias, estilos de vida, tradiciones culturales y étnicas y cuestiones de salud afectan nuestra selección de alimentos. Por eso, y como parte del Mes Nacional de la Nutrición® 2013, la Academia de Nutrición y Dietética anima a todos a “Alimentarse bien, a su gusto, cada día”.
Date: 2/11/2013 10:40:33 AM
The overall pattern of food that a person eats is more important to a healthy diet than focusing on single foods or individual nutrients, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in its newly updated position paper "Total Diet Approach to Healthy Eating." According to the position paper: "In contrast to the total diet approach, classification of specific foods as 'good' or 'bad' is overly simplistic and may foster unhealthy eating behaviors." The Academy's position paper stresses that moderation, portion size and exercise are the key concepts for balancing food and beverage intakes.
Date: 2/4/2013 12:11:53 PM
A new study analyzing outbreaks of foodborne illness has found contaminated salad greens make the most people sick, but contaminated poultry have resulted in the most deaths. In light of this study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Home Food Safety program—a collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods—encourages Americans, rather than avoid certain foods, to practice safe food handling at home instead.
Date: 1/31/2013 12:38:40 PM
If you have a chronic condition like hypertension or diabetes, a carefully planned diet can have a significant impact on managing your symptoms and improving your health. During National Nutrition Month®, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages consumers to develop a healthful eating plan that is centered on personal health concerns and “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.”
Date: 1/29/2013 12:40:34 PM
America is a nation of immigrants, with each group adding its cultural traditions, including food, to the country’s shared multi-ethnic experience. As part of National Nutrition Month®, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers ways to “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” with foods from all corners of the globe.
Date: 1/29/2013 10:32:01 AM
March is National Nutrition Month®, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates the contributions and expertise of registered dietitians as the food and nutrition experts.
Date: 1/29/2013 10:24:53 AM