Clinical Nutrition


The Registered Dietitians (RD) at Cottage are food and nutrition experts and leaders in the field of dietetics. Each RD is credentialed through the Commission on Dietetic Registration and holds at minimum a bachelor’s degree. Several RDs also have master’s degrees and hold specialty certifications. Our clinical RDs are part of the medical team administering medical nutrition therapy in the hospital and outpatient clinic setting. Our culinary RD works in food services assuring optimal nutritional quality of the room service style menus.


At CRH, our nutritionist, Kerri Hedden, RD (, specializes in rehabilitation medicine, stroke and brain injury, and works closely with speech and occupational therapists to ensure patients receive the appropriate dietary texture and plate / utensil adaptations needed for safety.


Registered Dietitians are available to discuss individual dietary needs.


Contact Nutrition Services

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
(805) 569-7230


Health Library Nutrition Center