Nutrition Services

The Nutrition Services Department at SMCH provides food and nutritional care to hospital patients, staff, families, visitors, and the Lake City Meals on Wheels programs.

Since 2008, patients at Stewart Memorial have ordered “what they want, when they want it” from our Room Service menu. Meals and snacks appropriate to each patient’s meal plan are delivered to the bedside by Nutrition Services between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. A patient’s guest may also order from the Room Service menu for a charge. Nourishments are available to patients after hours as needed.

The Junction Cafeteria offers weekday brunch selections from 7:30 to 10:15 a.m. Monday through Friday except holidays. Staff and the public are welcome for meals from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
On Sundays we invite our staff, visitors and the public to enjoy our expanded brunch menu items, which are offered during our daily noon meal hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Junction boasts a fresh salad bar, deli sandwich bar, fresh fruits, soups and sides, with selections changing daily. Delicious desserts and ice cream are also offered. Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and tea are always available.

Medical Nutrition Therapy is available by appointment and provided by Maurine Thieszen and Casey Wetter, registered dietitians. Management of hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and celiac disease are among the therapies provided.

Our diabetes education program is led by Megan Huster, registered nurse, and Maurine Thieszen, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator.
(Read about our Diabetes Education Program)

The Nutrition Services department consists of eleven full-time and five part-time employees. These dedicated and talented employees represent over 150 years of experience in meeting the nutritional needs of the patients, visitors and the “SMCH family.”