Our staff includes specialists in food and nutrition as it relates to general health, specific diseases and food production services. They provide general nutrition advice to help prevent disease and optimize health, as well as medical nutrition advice to manage disease and improve quality of life.
Eating well is key to staying well, so Rush has many resources to help improve your quality of life through healthful eating. These include:
Nutrition and Wellness Center
Our team of nutrition experts can help you achieve your goals, including losing weight, increasing energy, lowering blood cholesterol and living a healthier life.
Clinical Nutrition at Rush
Our registered dietitians provide care for all patients at nutrition risk through medical nutrition therapy.
Our specialty registered dietitians provide advanced level services including nutritional assessments, enteral and parenteral nutrition therapy and indirect calorimetry. Clinical staff members are experienced in nutritional management of bone marrow transplant, surgical, gastroenterological and critically ill patients of all ages. This service is staffed by a multidisciplinary nutrition support team consisting of registered dietitians and pharmacists. The team is co-directed by a registered dietitian and a physician.
Patient Meals at Rush
The Food and Nutrition Services Department is committed to providing patients with the highest quality service during their stay at Rush. Patients are offered a variety of menu choices prepared by a professional culinary team. Items offered on our restaurant-style menu will meet patients' nutritional needs and diet as ordered by the physician. The menus include traditional favorites and chef’s specials each day:
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Food and Nutrition Services at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, are provided by a team of registered dietitians with training and experience to care for patients and the community at large.