Medical Nutrition Therapy
Registered Dietitians are available for individual counseling for all your nutrition needs including weight loss, lipid management and disease specific nutrition issues, including nutrition and cancer counseling. To schedule an appointment, please call 810-985-1479.
Throughout the year, Mercy Nutrition and Food Services also hosts a number of community education programs designed in a fun and relaxing way to heighten your understanding and awareness of nutrition and how nutrition affects your health. Look for these exciting offerings through general promotion programs included in the newspaper and other media outlets.
Diabetes Education and Training
Certified Diabetes Educators, a Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitians will help you with the management of your diabetes. Education and training occurs in a group setting or on an individual basis and covers topics such as:
- Meal planning
- Insulin injections and techniques
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Complications and more
A physician referral and appointment are necessary. To schedule an appointment, and for more information, please call 810-985-1840.
This program also sponsors a Diabetes Education & Support Group. This group is designed for people with diabetes and their families. A variety of guest speakers join this self-directed group to provide additional educational information and support. The group meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 1 p.m., at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and if free of charge. For more information, please call 810-985-1840.
Food & Drug Interaction Guide
Mercy Nutrition and Food Services and professionals from the Mercy Inpatient Pharmacy are keenly concerned with food and drug interactions and how they affect your health and safety. For more information, please download St. Joseph Mercy's guide to Food and Drug Interactions.
Baggot Street Café
For guest dining, St. Joseph Mercy offers the Baggot Street Café. The café is open daily, and provides a variety of healthy and excellently prepared meals, including a fresh salad bar.
Weekend hours for the café include:
Continental Breakfast: 9 - 9:40 a.m.
Lunch Hour: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner Hour: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
A vending area is also available when the café is closed. It is located next to the Mercy Gift Shoppe, and is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
For more information about nutrition and how it affects your health and lifestyle, visit the American Dietetic Association at www.eatright.org; or the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org; the American Heart Association at www.americanheart.org.