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Nutrition Services


The HSC Pediatric Center provides a broad range of food services to meet your child’s needs. We offer select menus, early/late meals, meals for school and clinics, and snacks. We also try very hard to accommodate special food requests. When it comes to your child’s nutrition, we’ve got it covered!

Select Menu

Patients at HSCPC can make food choices, depending on dietary restrictions, using “Build Your Own Meal”. From a slice of tomato to a side of pickles, you have the choice to build the meals you desire.

The doctor will order the appropriate diet based on a child’s medical condition. If a child has special dietary needs, a dietitian will visit to discuss an individualized meal plan. Patients will receive menus on admission, and then daily on the breakfast tray. Our staff is available to meet with family members to assist in menu completion if the child isn’t old enough to do it.

Providing Meals

At HSC it is our goal to provide meal times that are flexible and meet the needs of the child and family. We encourage our patients to enjoy their meals in the dining rooms and families are welcome to attend. Parents can also bring in food from home with prior approval of the clinical staff. We provide refrigerators for food storage.

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

The HSC Café is located on the basement floor. The HSC Café only accepts Cash.

The HSC Café Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
Breakfast 7:00- 9:00 am
Lunch 11:30 am- 1:30 pm
Dinner- 5:00 pm -5:45 pm

Saturday and Sunday
10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Closed on Holidays

The HSC Café Dining Website:
The HSC Cafe

Vending machines are located on the basement, 1st and 2nd floor.

The Clinical Nutrition Department

The Clinical Nutrition Department at the HSC Pediatric Center provides comprehensive nutrition services in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our Dietitians are experts who will develop a nutrition plan to meet the individual needs of our patients.

Inpatient Services

A Registered Dietitian will consult with the medical staff and collaborate with the multidisciplinary team. The Dietitian will assess the child’s nutritional status, which will include the following:

  • Growth Evaluation
  • Nutrient Intake
  • Special Diets – Food Allergies
  • Enteral Tube Feedings -Formula
  • Parenteral (IV) Nutrition
  • Family Education – Formula preparation, Cooking Classes, Diet Restrictions

Outpatient Services

Registered Dietitians provide extensive nutritional assessments and counseling in the outpatient setting to help with a variety of nutritional concerns. Services include:

  • Weight Management – Overweight and Obesity Counseling
  • Tube Feeding Management
  • Special Medical Conditions and Diet Restrictions
  • Food Allergy Counseling
  • Basic Nutritional and Growth Assessments

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is encouraged at the HSC Pediatric Center. We have specialized pediatric nurses and certified lactation counselors to support your breastfeeding experience. Breast pumps are also available upon request.