Health system moves food service beyond tray line

January 16, 2018

The food service at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin's Froedtert Hospital has moved from the traditional tray line to build-your-own menus and food made to order, on the patient’s schedule, according to an article on the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinelwebsite.

There are 52 versions of Froedtert Health’s menu and 126 medical diets to consider. 

The call center at Milwaukee's Froedtert Hospital handles patient meal orders for three hospitals in the system. Diet clerks virtually track nutritionals as the patients place their order, guiding them through their options, the article said.

For instance, as the patient makes a selection, the diet clerk tracks the patient’s sodium consumption. If he or she reaches the limit or have already reached it, they help the patient select a different menu item that fits the parameters of the diet.

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