Nutritional Counseling - Battle Creek VA Medical Center
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Battle Creek VA Medical Center


Nutritional Counseling

Nutrition Counseling
What We Do


To provide comprehensive nutrition care to Veterans and promote healthy lifestyles and disease management and prevention through diet.


Recognized as the most valued source of nutrition and food services for Veterans, we provide nutrition education that equips Veterans with the tools to improve and/or maintain optimal nutrition status.

Key Staff

Service Chief

Mary Cleven
(269) 966-5600 Ext. 35383

Assistant Chief

Karen Maye
(269) 966-5600 Ext. 35385

Food Service System Manager

Andrea Burlingham, RD
(269) 966-5600 Ext. 35386

For general program information, call (269) 966-5600, Ext. 35381.

Service Information

The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) are available to provide nutrition counseling to our Veterans for many conditions and diagnosis. Veterans may be seen in any of the nutrition clinics either via direct scheduling or via consult from one of the Clinical Providers. A list of the conditions/diagnosis that we provide nutrition counseling can be found in the Nutrition Services: Nutrition Clinic Agreement 2018 (add hyperlink once agreement has been signed). In addition, the RDN will assess and monitor tube feeding requests for Veterans who need to be stabilized on a formula for home use. They will also evaluate and counsel Veterans on the benefits of using “food first” in as many cases as are safe to do so to avoid the necessity of providing oral commercial nutrition supplements.

Contact Info


  • Battle Creek VA Medical Center
    Bldg 5, Room 103C

Contact Number(s)

  • 269-966-5600 Ext. 35381
  • 888-214-1247 Ext. 35381

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm