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Inpatient Clinical Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services offers Traditions Dining, a Room Service program that allows patients to choose when and what they would like to eat. Traditions Dining provides personalized service and high quality meals.

Room Service Ambassadors provide each patient with a menu specific to the diet their doctor ordered, and are available to assist patients during their stay. Patients can request meals or snacks by phone from 0600 - 1830 hours. A Room Service Ambassador is always available to take an order at the bedside.

Meals will be delivered within 45 minutes from the time an order is placed. Patients may also order meals in advance to coordinate around scheduled treatments or appointments. If patients are admitted after normal operating hours (1830 to 0600), nursing staff can obtain an evening snack from Café 8901 Express meal service.

Patients may wish to have guests dine with them during a visit. Guests may prepay for meals in the main dining room, and order from the Room Service menu.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Walter Reed Inpatient dietitians provide comprehensive medical nutrition therapy for patients prioritized as needing nutrition assessment and medical nutrition intervention. All inpatient dietitians are registered dietitians with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and hold state licensure. Many dietitians on staff have certifications in specialty areas such as nutrition support, pediatric nutrition, renal disease, diabetes and sports nutrition.


Bldg 9 Basement

Hours of Operation
0600 - 1830

Room Service Call Center
(301) 400-2713

Patients: EAT (328)