Patient Food Nutrition Services

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Patient Food and Nutrition

At the University of Michigan Health System, we provide exceptional quality care that is comprehensive and holistic. This means we focus on and consider every aspect of the health of those we serve – including proper, balanced nutrition that supports our patients’ comfort, recovery and healing. Patient Food & Nutrition Services at UMHS provides exemplary hospital food services and nutrition interventions to our patients in a variety of care settings. These include developing meal plans and providing supplemental sources of nutrition for patients of our three hospitals: University Hospital, Women’s Hospital and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital; offering nutrition counseling at our outpatient centers and specialty clinics; and sharing nutrition expertise and services with elderly and frail community members through Meals on Wheels of Ann Arbor. Join the talented members of our Patient Food & Nutrition Services team who embody The Michigan Difference with the dedication to excellence in roles such as: Registered Dietitians Develop and implement nutrition care plans for patients according to Patient Food and Nutrition Services Standards of Medical Nutrition Therapy. Care plans may involve recommendations for tube feeding, parenteral nutrition, oral supplements, diet modifications and diet education either in the hospital or, for chronic conditions, in an outpatient setting. Dietetic Technician Distribute and collect patient menus to ensure compliance with diet orders, and serve as a resource for menu option selection, nourishments, diet order advancement changes, and food drug interaction education.