Good nutrition plays an important role in treatment, recovery and overall health maintenance. Registered dietitians and dietetic technicians at UW Medical Center function as vital members of the patient care team to assure that patient’s nutrition needs are met. This includes parenteral nutrition, tube feeding and oral intake.
Registered dietitians and dietetic technicians also offer valuable nutrition tips for healthy grocery shopping, weight loss, making healthy restaurant choices, and healthy holiday and party eating, as well as information about common nutrition myths.
Our inpatient services
Patients require a customized approach to meet their nutrition needs and are evaluated for their individual nutrition needs through a screening process. Nutrition risk factors will be identified and evaluated. Patients deemed at risk will be assessed and monitored during their hospitalization.
Patients are also evaluated for education needs and will be educated about their nutritional needs before they leave the hospital. This is done by either a registered dietitian or a dietetic technician. Patients can receive follow-up care in one of our two outpatient nutrition clinics at UW Medical Center or UW Medical Center-Roosevelt for additional education as needed.
The Food and Nutrition Services Department is pleased to offer room service dining. We are dedicated to providing an excellent dining experience by producing high quality, freshly prepared foods in a timely manner, according to specific dietary needs.
Your menu will provide a selection of healthy choices that are based on the diet your health-care professional has ordered for you. With room service dining, you may choose the foods that are most appropriate and appetizing to you and receive them at times that you want to eat. Our courteous and knowledgeable staff is committed to quality patient care and meeting your needs. If we can make your experience more positive and gratifying, please speak with your ambassador for assistance.
General and modified menus are provided. The general menu is translated into 10 languages and is available when needed. Our diabetic menu was eliminated to follow an American Diabetes Association recommendation. If you are a diabetic, you can manage your carbohydrates using the carbohydrate counts listed on the four main menus: general, renal, heart healthy and low fiber/soft.
Download our general nutrition menu (PDF)
Other menus include:
- Mechanical Soft
- Clear Liquid/Full Liquid
- Gluten Free
- Lactose Free
- 2 gram Sodium
- 20-30 gram Fat
- Low Iodine
- Low Potassium
Our outpatient services
Highly-trained registered dietitians at the Nutrition Clinics at UW Medical Center and UW Medical Center-Roosevelt work with your medical team to provide medical nutrition therapy to men, women and children.
Registered dietitians provide education on lifestyle and dietary changes to help you improve your health. They will work with you to individualize your nutrition plan to meet your lifestyle and dietary needs and will support you as you make changes to reach your goals.
Good nutrition affects the whole family. You are encouraged to bring a family member or significant other with you to your appointment if you desire.