The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Food and Nutrition Department provides meals, special formulas, and clinical nutrition services to inpatients. The meals prepared and served by the department meet the nutritional requirements of the patients based on the medical and cultural needs and at the same time are appealing to their taste. In addition, the department offers outpatient follow-ups by referral of the medical staff.
Our pediatric nutrition specialists provide top-notch nutrition assessments for every patient. Daily screenings, nutrition counseling, calorie intake assessment and instructions on formula preparation are conducted according to the patient's diagnosis and medical plan.
Clinical Nutrition Services by Specialty
- Adolescent Medicine/Eating disorders
- Cardiovascular Medicine
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Diabetes and Endocrinology
- Feeding Disorders
- General Pediatrics/Obesity
- Hematology and Oncology
- Intensive Care Unit
Patient & Family Meals
We offer a broad range of food services to meet your every need during your stay. You can choose from our extensive room service menu, various café or vending machines that are located throughout the facility. Our friendly staff is here to provide customer service so that your visit with us is more pleasurable. Our "Excellence in Dining" service is an extension of our commitment to providing high quality patient care.
Specialty Nutrition Clinics
Our pediatric nutrition specialists are an integral part of the team in several of our subspecialty programs and clinics. They design special diets unique to each child's condition that support their treatment and recovery process.
Outpatient Nutrition Services
Nicklaus Children's Hospital offers individualized outpatient assessments and counseling with referrals from your child’s pediatrician or specialty physician. Common issues that patients are referred for include food allergies, picky eating, failure to thrive, weight management and diabetes.