Food and Nutrition
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 assesments for every patient. Daily screenings, nutrition counseling, calorie intake assesment and instructions on formula preparation are conducted according to the patient's diagnosis and medical plan.
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 through out the facility. Our friendly staff is here to provide customer service so that your visit with us more pleasurable. Our "Excellence in Dining" service is an extension of our commitment to providing high quality patient care.
Clinical Nutrition Services
Every patient at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, both inpatient and outpatient, has access to a pediatric nutrition specialist to address his or her individual needs. All of Nicklaus Children's Dietitians are registered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), having completed education requirements from the AND, and are licensed in the state of Florida.
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.