Nutrition plays an important role in your overall treatment and recovery, so we make sure that the foods we serve are balanced to fit your needs while you are in the hospital. Your physician will let Food & Nutrition Services know the type of diet you will need during your stay. Types of diets your physician may order for you include Diabetic (consistent carbohydrate diet), Low Sodium/Low Cholestoral or Regular (balanced). AAMC follows the FDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Counseling and/or a special nutrition plan will also be created for you by a registered dietitian if needed.
Each day a member of the Food & Nutrition Services Staff will vist you to discuss the menu choices of the day based on the type of diet your physician has chosen for you. If you do not like what is being served or if you want a lighter option, there are other choices that will be offered. The meal choices you make will be served unless a test or other condition changes the foods you can eat.
Meals should be served by the times listed below. Please notify your nurse if you do not receive a meal.
Patients with special dietary needs will receive daily scheduled snacks at the times listed below. Please notify your nurse if you would like to receive a snack.
Evening ……… ……8:15PM
Our entire Food & Nutrition Services staff is here to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Please feel free to ask your nurse to contact Food & Nutrition Services should you have any questions or needs.
One free meal is provided to a parent staying with a child age 12 or younger for the length of the child’s stay.
Complimentary coffee is available in the cafeteria from 6:00am to 6:00pm. Most times any nursing station will have coffee or will gladly brew a pot for you. Just ask!
Vending machines are available 24-hours a day and are located in the waiting areas throughout the Medical Center.