Nutrition Services

There are three registered dietitians on staff at Aspen Valley Hospital. In addition to overseeing the menu and quality of food served at AVH, they provide nutritional counseling to both inpatients and outpatients. People who want to improve their health through good nutrition benefit from our dietitians' services.

A registered dietitian (RD) is a food and nutrition expert, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living.  Registered dietitians have a degree in nutrition from well-respected, accredited colleges and univerisites.  RDs must also complete a supervised examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and earn professional education credits to maintain registration.  All visits with a dietitian require an appointment and physician referral.

Laurie Osier, RD, CDE
Kristy Bates, RD
Lauren Mitchell, MS, RD

Aspen Valley Hospital registered dietitians enjoy helping people of all ages and walks of life with individualized food and nutrition information.  Our dietitians can help you manage, prevent, or learn more about:
  • Blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Feeding difficulties (chewing or swallowing)
  • Food allergies/intolerances
  • Liver disease
  • Children's eating issues
  • Pregnancy/breastfeeding
  • Renal nutrition
  • Sports nutrition
  • Vegetarian/vegan diets
  • Weight management
  • Wellness

Aspen Valley Hospital
0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

Midvalley Medical Center
1450 East Valley  Road,  Suite 101
Basalt, CO 81621

  • How all foods can fit into a healthy diet
  • Healthy grocery shopping that saves you time and money
  • Tips and strategies for assembling fast, easy, nutritious meals
  • How food relates to your health, nutrition, and disease prevention
  • How eating well will increase your energy level and help you feel better
  • How to reach your nutrition goals one step at a time
  • How to implement, or just lean toward, a plant-based diet

Classes offered on an ongoing basis include diabetes education for Type 1, Type 2, or gestational diabetes, as well as for metabolic syndrome, a pre-diabetes condition. For more information, please call Certified Diabetes Educator Laurie Osier at 970.544.7394.

For more information about nutritional services and consultations, please call 970.544.1145.

0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

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