Food & Nutrition

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The Food and Nutrition Department is committed to providing adequate nutrition and counseling to our patients.We strive to promote health and wellness to the patients, our fellow employees and to the community.

  • We support research and education within the food and nutrition community.
  • We provide our in-patients with well-balanced, nutritional meals according to physician orders such as heart healthy, diabetic, renal, regular, soft, etc. during their stay.
  • Guest trays are available for you to dine with your loved one for $5.00. Please tell your nurse and it will be arranged for you.
  • The dietitians assess and educate in-patients on Medical Nutrition Therapy when appropriate. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, hypertension, GI diseases, kidney disorders, HIV and Aids, eating disorders, exercise and weight management are a few of the nutrition interventions.
  • Outpatient counseling is available by appointment with the dietitians. Counseling specialties include: diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, meal planning, and renal function. Call 773-975-5040, Fax 773-975-6767 or email to nutrition@thorek.org to set up an appointment.
  • Are you a newly diagnosed diabetic and you want to change your eating habits? Learn more about our Diabetes Center
  • We provide our in-patients with well-balanced, nutritional meals according to physician orders such as heart healthy, diabetic, renal, regular, soft, etc. during their stay.

 

Meet the Dietitians

Krista Wennerstrom, RD, LDN
Krista is the Director of Food and Nutrition and has worked at Thorek for 6 years.  She received her Dietetics Degree from Ball State University and completed her internship at Purdue University Calumet.

Amy Loria, RD, LDN, CNSD
Amy has worked at Thorek for 4 years She received her Dietetics Degree at University of Wisconsin - Stout and completed her internship at Northern Illinois University.

Food and Nutrition Department

Thorek Café is located on the lower level of the hospital and is open to the public Monday - Friday, serving breakfast 7:00 AM -9:00 AM, and lunch 11:00 AM -1:30 PM.

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