Your child will be offered a choice of meals from the Hospital menu, with specific attention to any dietary restrictions that may be related to his or her condition or treatment. If you have any questions about your child’s diet, menu items, or about bringing food from home, you may contact your dietitian. A food service supervisor is also available to answer your questions.
A nutrition assistant will help you and your child choose meals from the Hospital menu. Our menu offers a variety of children’s favorites and healthy choices, including main entrees, salads, sandwiches, and snacks. Special requests, including kosher or vegetarian meals, can also be accommodated.
You can request snacks and meals for your child by asking your nutrition assistant. Meals are served during the following times:
Snacks such as juice, crackers, cereal, and milk are available on each patient unit.
Meal Munchies are food items available at all times in case your child is hungry or unable to receive a meal during meal hours. Children don’t have to miss a meal because they are having a test or just not hungry. When the test is over and your child is allowed to eat, your nutrition assistant can provide a list of items available.
If you would like to bring home-cooked meals, please find out if your child has any dietary restrictions. As many of our pediatric patients are on very specialized diets, we request that you do not offer any food or drinks to other children. Guidelines for storage of food are posted on all refrigerators designated for family use.