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Dietary Services

At NHVH we prepare 600 meals a day, 365 days a year. In a typical year we serve 3,800 pounds of roast beef, 2,400 pounds of seafood, and 3,500 pounds of chicken. We serve over 45,000 cups of ice cream, we toast over 8,000 loaves of bread, we brew gallons of coffee all day long, pour hundreds of glasses of milk each day, and serve over $40,000 worth of fresh produce each year.


To prepare and serve the highest quality meals: meeting or exceeding the Veterans Home high quality standards on food presentation, taste, and meeting the residents' nutritional needs. All foods will be prepared following sanitation and safety standards according to state and federal regulations.

Dietary Programs

Nutritionally balanced menus: Dietary Services offers a large variety of foods for our residents. We have a five-week menu that runs spring/summer and a fall/winter cycle. During the year we have special theme meals and functions to add even more variety for all to enjoy. The dietary staff is proud to say that 90% of the foods we serve here are made here. If you have a good recipe or menu idea, don't be bashful, please share it with us.

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Alternate meal program: A selection of alternate foods from meats to vegetables is available for all residents. Residents can ask the staff for the alternate for the next day and choose what pieces of the meal they want. Menus are available upon request.

Hospitality Cart: This is a special cart that can be requested when family and friends are visiting their sick loved one. The cart is prepared with extra attention to comfort the family in a time of need.

Food Committee: This committee consists of residents and staff. The committee is a great way to share thoughts, concerns, and ideas for making what we do here even better. We welcome your input.

Kitchen tours: Residents are invited to see what goes on behind the kitchen doors. If a resident wishes to see the kitchen, they can arrange a tour with one of the dietary management staff. The tour will take you around to see the storerooms, coolers, and where we prepare the foods we serve.

Open door policy: The dietary team strongly believes that we are here for the residents. If you have any questions or concerns, our door is always open for you. You can either let someone know you want to see us or come down and visit.

New Hampshire Veterans Home
139 Winter Street  |  Tilton, NH 03276-5415  |  
(p) 603-527-4400  |  (f) 603-286-4242