Patient Food and Nutrition Services at the University of Michigan Health System provides exemplary hospital food services and medical nutrition therapy for both patients and the community. Our varied programs include individualized nutrition counseling to help reduce disease risk and improve wellness.
Our services include:
- Developing meal plans and other food services for the University Hospital, Women's Hospital, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Cardiovascular Center and the Taubman Center
- Providing nutrition counseling at our outpatient centers
- Providing nutrition expertise for elderly and frail community members through Meals on Wheels of Ann Arbor
We prepare and deliver healthy, nutritionally balanced food for all of our inpatients. Our staff of registered dietitians and dietetic technicians determine the best meal options for patients based on medical condition, treatment plan, nutritional needs and individual preferences.
Nutrition Services at UMHS Primary Care Centers are designed for non-hospitalized patients and are provided by Registered Dietitians with expertise in adult, pediatric, prenatal and geriatric nutrition. We address a variety of nutrition-related conditions, including poor weight gain, failure to thrive, diabetes, increased blood lipid levels (cholesterol and triglycerides), hypertension, kidney disease before dialysis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypoglycemia, food allergies, gluten intolerance (celiac disease), irritable bowel syndrome, gastro esophageal reflux disease and obesity. We offer medical nutrition therapy by appointment only, with same-day openings available on occasion. We recommend a referral from your UMHS primary care physician. A referral may be required by your insurance for coverage. We are happy to help you with this process. Please call us at 1-800-211-8181.
We also offer nutrition services specifically for cardiovascular issues and people with cancer. Visit the Cardiovascular Nutrition Services page on umcvc.org or the Cancer Nutrition Services page on mcancer.org for more information.