The Department of Food and Nutrition is leading the way in researching and providing information and services to meet the nutritional needs of patients during their hospital stay and their recovery. Working collaboratively with the Ambulatory Care Network Nutrition Services, the Department offers outpatient consultations and medical nutrition therapy.

Every day, we serve over 5,000 meals to patients and also provide food services to nearly 11,000 visitors, staff and ambulatory patients. We also offer vital nutrition education programs that empower patients and their families to make appropriate dietary choices that promote good health.

Our mission is to be the market leader in the provision of food and nutrition services by exceeding the expectations of our patients and customers.

Our vision is to go beyond the expectations of our patients and customers with the clinical expertise, service, compassion, education, and caring that one expects from a premier clinical nutrition and food service department. Networking, our team focuses on best practices in the spirit of unity where each team member autographs their work with pride and quality.

Upcoming Courses

Nutrition for Kids

We know that parents often struggle with how to get their kids to eat healthy food - and how to prepare healthy food their kids will eat. We have brought our top chefs and senior nutritionists to share with you some of the tips and tricks we use at the hospital, and some recipes, to ensure our young patients are eating well.

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Need a Personalized Approach?

When it comes to diet and behavior modification, each person is unique. Individual counseling by a registered dietitian is an effective means for implementing change. The Ambulatory Care Network Nutrition Services offers programs and services designed to meet your individual nutrition needs.

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Dietetic Internship Program

Since 1940, the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Dietetic Internship has offered a full-time education program for qualified postgraduate students who want to become Registered Dietitians. Educational experiences are provided in Clinical Dietetics, Community Nutrition and Foodservice Systems Management.

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Nutrition Resources


Watch our latest video recipes:
– Pumpkin Banana Smoothie
– Kale, Spinach and Pear Smoothie
and see all recipes.


Food For Thought

Want to keep up to date with the latest research and trends in nutrition? Our researched-based food and nutrition articles are a great resource about what to eat and why.

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More Herbs, Less Salt

spices for cooking To improve health, the Department of Food and Nutrition is promoting "More Herbs, Less Salt." To learn about the health benefits of using herbs and spices in place of salt click here.