Health our pediatric patients and other children get the nutrition they need
We provide meals, special formula services and clinical nutrition services to hospital inpatients as well as general nutrition counseling to outpatients
The Food and Nutrition Services Department provides meals, special formula services and clinical nutrition services to hospital inpatients as well as general nutrition counseling to outpatients.
The hospital provides patient meals that meet nutritional needs and appeal to the taste of young people. In addition, food and nutrition services gives the patients special service by using bright tray mats, celebrating holidays, and observing "fun days" with tray favors and games. Specialized formulas are prepared each day to supply the unique nutritional requirements of individual patients.
Clinical nutrition services include calorie counts, nutrition counseling, formula instructions and daily screening to identify patients at nutrition risk. The clinical staff includes registered dietitians and diet technicians who work directly with patients and families to develop nutrition plans that meet the medical and cultural needs of the family. Clinical dietitians also act as consultants to the medical staff to provide specialized information on diets and formula preparations.
Inpatient and outpatient assessment, education and follow-up available to patients of Texas Children’s Hospital or by referral.