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.
Our Nutrition Counseling Centers are designed for non-hospitalized patients and are staffed by registered dietitians who have expertise in adult, pediatric, prenatal and geriatric nutrition. We address a variety of nutrition-related conditions, including diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension, kidney disease before dialysis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypoglycemia, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease and obesity. We also offer medical nutrition therapy by appointment only, with same-day openings available occasionally. Self-referrals are welcome.
We also offer nutrition services specifically for cardiovascular issues and people with cancer, which are run through the Cardiovascular Center and Cancer Center respectively.