A registered dietitian and food service supervisor will refer to your physician’s orders as they plan and supervise your nutritional care. The charge nurse may order Guest trays for relatives if a family member is critically ill, or if your hospitalized child is unable to stay alone. A charge is made for this service. Vending machines for pop, candy and coffee are available within the hospital, and a public coffee shop located off the main lobby is available for lunch.

Meals will be served at the following hours except when tests or other treatment procedures conflict: Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., Dinner: 11:30 a.m., Supper: 5:20 p.m.

Coffee, fruit juices, milk and a variety of other nourishing between meal snacks are always available at the nursing station if your diet permits.

Food cannot be brought from home without permission from your nurse or the dietitian.

If you need to maintain a special diet when you go home, you will receive a nutritional plan that follows your physician’s guidelines.