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 registered 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:
Breakfast7 am to 8:30 am
Lunch12 noon to 1:30 pm
Dinner5 pm to 6:30 pm
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. Your nutrition assistant can provide a list of items available. Children don’t have to miss a meal because they are having a test or just not hungry.
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 you do not offer any food or drinks to any other children. Guidelines for storage of food are posted on all refrigerators designated for family use.
Parents staying overnight – including breastfeeding moms - may request guest meal trays. Please ask the nutrition assistant for more information regarding this service.