Food is medicine.

We understand that individuals who are being treated in behavioral healthcare facilities have complex needs. Comorbidities in this field can include, but are not limited to, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, hypothyroidism, obesity, co-occurring mental disorders, and more. Our diets play a critical role in physical and mental well-being, with healthcare professionals recognizing the benefits of integrating quality nutrition and conventional treatment on the road to recovery. Our culinary experts create delicious meals, taking into consideration any food aversions caused by medication, and develop innovative menus that are continually updated and on-demand. We use fresh, locally-sourced food, make our dishes from scratch, and ensure that each and every meal is served with unparalleled customer service.

We are dedicated to helping you:

Improve outcomes.

Research has shown that improved diets can help improve cognitive functioning, physical illnesses, and even lessen the severity of mental illnesses and/or their symptoms. We keep up-to-date on the latest scientific advances in nutrition, and ensure our team is ready for what’s next in the field. Our Registered Dietitians receive the latest nutrition focused physical exam training and actively participate in QAPI (Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement), the Nutrition Care Process, and the MDS process. They measure and address changes in appetite, track weight, and ensure quality. We know that food quality, plate presentation, and taste matter when we’re getting clients to eat food that is beneficial to their health. We also know that the better we treat people and make eating a positive experience, the more receptive they are to continuing to eat and therefore improve overall.

Manage costs.

The cost of poor nutrition and the ROI for investing in nutrition programs is being demonstrated in new programs across the country. On average, we save our clients $30,000-$50,000 per year. How are we able to accomplish this? First, improving nutrition helps to improve outcomes and lower costs. For example, those with chronic illnesses who are also malnourished add approximately $15 billion in additional healthcare spending annually. On the other end of the spectrum, those who are overweight or obese added $147 billion to healthcare costs in 2008, with diabetes adding $245 billion in costs during 2012. Food and nutrition is a critical investment and core component of wellness strategies, and we are excited to be of service to you.

Engage your community.

It’s no longer enough for us to just provide great food and nutrition, and here at Culinary Services Group, we know that how we do what we do matters. We treat your clients as people, not as their disease state. Stigma is not a word in our dictionary. Conversations and genuine relationships are to be expected. We aim to raise the bar on consistent hospitality, whether it’s serving your clients, visitors, or staff.

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