Food for Patient meals and snacks is prepared fresh by certified
cooks and trained staff, using the cook/chill method. Meals
are based on a non-selective menu cycle. Food Service Supervisors
and a Dietitian manage the Food Service operation to ensure
food is of quality, nutritious and safe, and that it complies
with special diet prescriptions. If you have food preferences
that comply to your diet, they can be relayed to your primary
care provider/nurse, or to a Nutrition and Food Services staff
delivering or picking up your trays. Inform your nurse immediately
if you have food allergies. If you are on a special diet that
your physician has ordered, your meals and snacks will be
adjusted to comply with the diet.
Patient breakfast is delivered between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and supper between 4:30
p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Each unit is equipped with a pantry kitchenette, stocked
with items for patient consumption. To limit risk, unmarked
and outdated items in the pantry fridge will be discarded.
The Cafeteria provides full-service for family members and
Clinical Dietitians work within all patient care departments
throughout TBRHSC. Dietitians see patients on a referral basis.
Clinical Dietitians interact regularly with Food Service Staff
to ensure patients receive an appropriate diet. All Clinical
Dietitians at TBRHSC are registered members of the College
of Dietitians of Ontario. The role of the Clinical Dietitian
- Identify nutrition concerns
- Assess nutritional needs
- Develop and evaluate nutrition care plans
- Recommend and teach therapeutic diets
- Monitor the nutritional status of patients
Featured in Ontario Restaurant News, the TBRHSC Cafeteria
is situated on the 1st level at the base of the grand staircase.
Here you will find meal, snack and beverage items prepared
fresh daily, including hot entrees (at meal times), baked
goods, and an assortment of fruits, salads, soups, and snackables.
Cash, debit, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Open to the
public, hours of operation are:
Monday – Friday 6:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday (Holidays) 9:00 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (rotating menu posted daily)
Grill open 11:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken fingers, grilled cheese
sandwiches, fries, onion rings are available)
Monday – Friday 4:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
If you are interested in purchasing from the cafeteria sales
program or our catering Services, you can obtain information
in the cafeteria or by calling 684-6725. There are Comment
Cards located on the Cafeteria counter welcoming feedback.
The Nutrition and Food Services Department has launched a new web-based Catering Program called Catertrax. The Program is an innovative new catering ordering system which will handle all catering needs. It has been designed for ease of use and is accessible from any computer with Internet access. Effective, Wednesday,January 25th, all catering requests are to be entered online through the new Catertrax Program.
Please contact Cathy Sawicki ext. 6738 if you need any assistance.
Launch Catertrax Program
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has partnered
with Sodexho to promote the “Your Health Your
Way” (YHYW) Program. YHYW is Sodexho’s
unique wellness program that caters to making healthy eating
simple and delicious!
The program has been designed by leading professional dietitians
and executive chefs who have combined the most reputable nutrition
guidelines with a collection of delicious and satisfying menu
Top quality ingredients and cooking methods bring out the
most flavour and nutrients.
The YHYW items share 3 main essential characteristics. They
all taste great. They are power packed with essential nutrients
with a combination of lean proteins, whole grains, vegetables,
fruits and unsaturated fats. They all meet the Nutrition Recommendations
for Canadians by following these YHYW criteria:
- Less than 30% calories from fat
- No more than 3 grams of saturated fat
- Less than 100 mg of cholesterol
- Less than 850 mg of Sodium
- Less than 600 calories and
- At least 3 grams of fibre
Each cafeteria station including the Grill, To Go station,
Salad Bar and Deli Bar are “Health Certified”,
meaning that each station offers at least one YHYW menu item
How do you know which items are YHYW items? Just check out
the menu in the cafeteria. Each “YHYW” item will
have the Sodexho “YHYW” symbol beside it.
Remember: Healthy Eating is Enjoyable!
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