Nutrition Services

Eating well is part of a great retirement experience.

Our philosophy at Whispering Heights is to provide a home like environment including meal times and quality of food.

We support a liberalized diet for those who live here to promote optimal nutrition intake. Choice meals are planned within the rotating menu. We encourage families to bring in favorite recipes to add to the menu selections.

We offer an “open” breakfast in which the person is able to choose when they would like to get up and come to breakfast. Breakfast is available from 7:30 – 9:00 AM. Those who live at Whispering Heights fill out a menu of what they would like and are served a custom ordered breakfast.

Dinner and supper are served traditionally. Dinner is served from 11:00 – 11:30 AM and supper is served from 5:00 – 5:30 PM. We have a 5-week rotating menu that offers a wide variety of choices and combinations to please everyone. We have many substitutions for those who do not care for what is served. Favorite foods from home may also be brought in. We request that you let the nursing staff and nutrition services know ahead of the meal.

Have a Meal with Us!

Faimilies are welcome to eat with their loved one at any time.

Nutrition Services requests a 2-hour notice so we can adequately prepare for your meal. Please call (712) 476-8221 to request a meal or talk to the charge nurse in the neighborhood. The cost: Breakfast: $5.00; Dinner: $7.00; and Supper: $6.00. You can pay Nutrition Services.

We would be happy to host your event! Nutrition Services will provide the coffee and disposable dishes and silverware. Please call the Nutrition Services Department at 476-8221.

Every day at 3:00, we serve a variety of beverages and our signature homemade cookies. Our cookies are legendary! We make approximately 1,500 cookies per week just to snack on! That’s 78,000cookies per year! We also serve snacks at 9:45 am and 7:00 pm. Stop by to visit and have a cookie! We bet you will be back for another one!

The dietary staff is proud to serve nutritious and attractive meals.

Our staff consists of 26 team members that have over 261 years of experience. The team is led by a Certified Dietary Manager, Rhonda Postma, CDM CFPP with 27 years of experience as a cook and manager and Char Kooima, RD LD LN, the Registered Dietitian, with 17 years of experience. All staff is trained on food safety and sanitation practices. We strive to stay up-to-date with the leading standards of practice within the dietary scope. If you have questions or would like to contact us, please do so! We appreciate feedback and the opportunity to make Whispering Heights as homelike as possible.

Rhonda Postma, CDM, CFPP
Dietary Director
Phone: (712) 476-8215

Ready to move in? Schedule a visit today!

Call: (712) 476-8200