Health Services

Nutrition Services


Nutrition Care is committed to provide high quality food service and nutritious food while promoting a healthy lifestyle through evidenced-based nutrition approach to improve medical readiness of our service members and overall health of our beneficiaries.


A cost-effective department that continuously strives to promote and improve customer satisfaction within all functional areas of the department.

Nutrition Services at FLW

  • General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital's Nutrition Care Division provides inpatient and outpatient medical nutrition therapy and nutrition classes for Soldiers, family members and retirees.
  • NCD provides high quality food for staff, patients, and visitors in dining facility, located below the main hospital entrance.
  • NCD extends beyond the walls of the hospital with nutrition classes are taught on location throughout the installation by NCD staff, involvement in health promotion and community events, and survey of the nutrition environment including menu reviews to the Child Development Center, School Age Services, and Family Child Care homes.

Outpatient Nutrition Services:

Individual nutrition counseling, education, and guidance for the following:
  • ​Losing weight, improving body composition
  • Gaining weight, increasing muscle mass
  • General healthy eating
  • Guidance with meal planning and meal prep
  • Goal development for specific calorie and macronutrient intake
  • Specific health conditions such as diabetes, gestational diabetes, high cholesterol, gastrointestinal disorders, and more
  • Navigating food allergies and intolerances
  • Plant-based eating education
  • Challenges with disordered eating patterns or binge eating
  • Sports nutrition: fueling during workouts, pre/post workout nutrition, fueling for endurance events such as ruck march, marathon, triathlon
  • Nutrition for children to include picky eating and failure to thrive
  • Nutrition before/during/after pregnancy
Group Sessions
  • Fit for Performance is a two-part group class designed for servicemembers who fail to meet height and weight standards. In class one we focus on increasing awareness to identify potential behavior change opportunities to improve weight management. In class two, after completing the InBody, we use the results to focus on energy intake and macronutrient needs. Following the two classes, individual are encouraged to follow up in 4-6 weeks to repeat their body composition assessment and continue to work toward maintaining healthy behaviors that support weight management. 
  • Unit Briefs: NCD is available to for FLW departments, organizations, and units for nutrition education tailored to the needs of your group. This may include nutrition for basic training, general nutrition, sports and performance nutrition, dietary supplement safety, nutrition for Drill Sergeants, optimizing body composition, weight management, fueling and hydration, or a topic of your choice. We are available to support community health events with information tables.
Body Composition Assessments
  • The InBody770 Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis tells you about your body composition in just 60 seconds. You will walk away with a printout describing: percent body fat, total muscle mass, basal metabolic rate, visceral fat (fat around your organs), segmental lean body mass, and much more.
  • Meet with a dietitian to review your results either during your regular appointment (described above) or during walk-in hours on Friday 0700-0900.

What is a dietitian:

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RD/RDN) are food and nutrition experts with a degree from an accredited dietetics program and who completed a supervised practice requirement, passed a national exam, and continue professional development throughout their careers. We are credentialed providers trained to provide medical nutrition therapy to assist with prevention, management, and treatment of chronic diseases, assist with weight management and performance goals, and provided tailored education to meet individual and population needs.
· Provide nutrition education and counseling for the treatment, management, and prevention of many health conditions
· Performance nutrition counseling
· Evaluated diet and biochemical markers for nutrient deficiencies
· Help you to identify areas to improve your diet to meet your goals
· Encourage change/health improvements through attainable lifestyle changes
· Provide support, encouragement, and accountability as you navigate behavior change
· Judge your food choices
· Eat “healthy” all the time
· Just give out meal plans or macros
· Offer a quick fix
· Diagnose food allergies or other medical conditions
· Try to sell you something
· Tell you to stop eating certain foods
· Pressure you into a diet that doesn’t fit your lifestyle or prescribe a specific diet
· We are not the food police
· Prescribe pills, powders, supplements, or medications

How to request an appointment:

First, make sure you are eligible to receive care through our clinic; we can see all Active Duty servicemembers, National Guard/Reserves on active orders, Active Duty family members, and Retirees/beneficiaries enrolled in Tricare Prime.
Next, simply give our clinic a call (573-596-1762) to request an appointment or ask your PCM to place a referral and we will call you. We are a self-referred clinic so you do not need a referral to seek our service.

Contact Us

Phone Number(s)

(573) 596-1762


Monday thru Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Breakfast: 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Weekends and Holidays: Grab and Go options ONLY

Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Lunch: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Main hospital, basement floor
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