Introduction

 The goal of Nutrition Services is to provide excellent care to patients and their families during their visit to Vanderbilt Medical Center. Our team of Registered Dietitians or "RDs" are part of the medical team assigned to meet the needs of each patient.  In addition, a wide variety of choices for eating at the Medical Center are available to visitors and family members. Our facilities include the Courtyard Cafe located at The Vanderbilt Clinic, the Vandy Cafe located in the Monroe Carrell Jr Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt, and several kiosks located throughout the Medical Center campus that serve food & beverages.

The Nutrition Services Department serves approximately 1500 patient meals per day and more than 5000 employees and guests are served daily.

The Nutrition Services Department employs approximately 240 staff.