Good nutrition is an important part of your rehabilitation. As part of your care team, our nutritional services staff will create a dietary plan that takes into consideration your nutritional needs, personal preferences and physician recommendations. A registered dietitian will evaluate each patient’s nutritional status; a nutritional care plan for those patients at nutritional risk is then developed. A patient’s need for a special diet, need for total or supplemental nutrition support and food preferences are among areas that will be monitored. In addition, diet education is available to all patients and families prior to discharge from Marianjoy.
During your stay at Marianjoy, you will enjoy menus that are based on American Dietetic Association standards, which include eating whole grain bread and cereal and at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Protein is recommended to help with healing after surgery. We offer foods that include milk, yogurt and cheese to provide calcium, protein and carbohydrates.
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Each Marianjoy registered dietitian is a member of the American Dietetic Association and licensed by the state of Illinois.