Nutrition Services

Maple View Menu

Lobby Cafe Menu

 

The Nutrition Services Department is committed to providing local, nutritious and sustainable food for patients, visitors, and staff.

BMH patient services include a wonderfully prepared restaurant style menu including a vegetarian menu, “comfort foods menu”, gluten free selections, freshly made salads, whole grain breads and pasta, delicious entrees, homemade soups, and daily baked muffins and desserts.

  • Nutrition Services provides room service for patients in our Birthing Center.
  • BMH Nutrition Department participated as a test site for Maine Coast Sea Vegetables (incorporating sea vegetables into patient menus).
  • BMH Nutrition composts its produce and coffee grounds with a local farms.
  • BMH Nutrition is a participating member in the Vermont Fresh Network Program and Windham Farm Fresh Network, PCS Greens Project and Who Fishes Matters.
  • BMH has formed a local farmers market on their campus from June – October featuring a variety of producers and local pottery. BMH Nutrition has created its own herb garden to use in their patient and retail services.

Food and Nutrition is pleased to announce a new line of hand made chicken pies and beef pies made with locally produced vegetables and sustainable meats. We have heard through the grapevine that our Maple View Café has the best clam chowder in Brattleboro – available every Friday.

Maple View

The Maple View Café on the ground level of the hospital not only serves meals to staff, patients, and their visitors, but is open to the public. The Café features daily specials at meal periods, including heart-healthy meals, vegetarian selections, freshly made whole wheat pizza, fresh deli selections, homemade soups, fresh salad bar and more..

  • Maple View is open to the public for breakfast, daily from 6:30 – 9:15 AM. Lunch is served from 11:15 AM to 1:30 PM. Dinner is available in the Lobby Cafe until 6:30 PM.
  • Vending machines are accessible all the time, including weekends, just outside the Maple View Café. The machines feature soft drinks and snack items including nuts, yogurt, and soups.

Lobby Cafe

The Lobby Café is located in the main hospital lobby, it not only serves meals to staff, patients, and their visitors, but is open to the public.

  • Lobby Cafe hours are 7:45 AM – 6:30 PM, Monday -Friday
  • Dinner specials from 4:30 PM -6:30 PM

Local Farms/Producers

Below is a listing of current local farms and producers of wholesome, healthy organic, and conventional products that the Nutrition Services Department utilizes:

  • Westminster Organics – Westminster, VT Organic produce
  • Dutton Farm, Newfane VT
  • Lilac Ridge Farm – West Brattleboro, VT
  • Walker Farm, Dummerston VT
  • Orchard Hill Breadworks, NH
  • Vermont Breads Brattleboro, VT
  • Spring Hill Farm Maple, Putney, VT
  • Against The Grain Gourmet Brattleboro, VT
  • Mocha Joe’s Coffee Roasters, Brattleboro, VT
  • Elm City Bagels Keene, NH
  • Old Athens Farm – Organic produce
  • Green Mountain Orchard – Putney, VT
  • Picadilly Farm, Winchester, NH
  • Champlain Orchard – VT
  • Grafton Cheese Company, Brattleboro, VT
  • Black River Produce, N. Springfield, VT
  • Vermont Butter and Cheese, VT
  • Boyden Farm Beef, VT
  • High Meadows Farm Westminster, VT
  • Commonwealth Dairy, Yogurt, Brattleboro, VT
  • Windham Farm and Food, Brattleboro, VT
  • Cabot Dairy, VT
  • HP Hood, MA
  • North Country Granola, Brattleboro, VT
  • The Gill Greenery, Gill MA
  • Ridley Landing Seafood, Sebasco Estates, ME

VT Fresh Network

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is a member of the Vermont Fresh Network which encourages farmers, food producers and chefs to work directly with each other to build partnerships. Building these regional connections contributes to stronger local communities and their economies.

The quality and beauty of Vermont’s landscape depends upon working farms and working farmers. The Vermont Fresh Network is dedicated to promoting and publicizing Vermont chefs and restaurants that use Vermont grown and produced foods.

 

Nutrition Counseling

The Nutrition Center at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital offers individual Medical Nutrition Therapy for clients.  Group sessions are also available for diabetes self management education.

The BMH dietitian considers the patient’s / client’s individual medical, social and lifestyle needs as well as food preferences when developing a plan to achieve both short and long term goals.

Medical Nutrition Therapy is available for the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Celiac Sprue
  • COPD
  • Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diabetes and Pre Diabetes
  • Diverticulosis or Diverticulitis
  • Food Allergies
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol or high triglycerides)
  • Hypertension
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Obesity and Weight Management
  • Renal Disease

The Diabetes Self Management Education Program at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

Staff:

Peg Canal-Wittler

Peg Canal-Wittler MS, RD, CD, CDE
Nutritionist – Registered Dietitian
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital – Ground Floor
17 Belmont Ave
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone:  802-257-8265
For appointments call: 802-257-3145

Education: MS of Nutrition, University of Massachusetts Dietetic Internship, Massachusetts General Hospital BS of Nutrition, University of New Hampshire
Certifications: Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Dietitian State of Vermont
Professional Memberships: American Dietetic Association, American Diabetes Association, Vermont Dietetic Association, ADA Weight Management Practice Group, ADA Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group

 

Carrie Quimby

Carrie Quimby, MOE, RD, CD
Nutritionist – Registered Dietitian
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital – Ground Floor
17 Belmont Ave
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone: 802-257-8889
For appointments call: 802-257-3145

Education: BS Foods and Nutrition, University of New Hampshire, Masters Nutrition Education,  Keene State College
Certification: Adult Weight Management
Professional Memberships: American Dietetic Association, Vermont Dietetic Association, New Hampshire Dietetic Association, ADA Weight management Practice Group, ADA Cardiovascular and Sports Nutrition Practice groups