Food and Nutrition Services

Food and Nutrition Services at The Queen's Medical Center - West Oahu, in partnership with Sodexo, is responsible for the delivery of quality nutrition care services to Queen's patients, employees, visitors and community members.

Our Team

Food and Nutrition Services at The Queen’s Medical Center - West Oahu includes Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs), who are food and nutrition experts certified by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), which is the largest organization of nutrition professionals. Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists also hold additional certifications as Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs). Our Dietitians offer their expertise to departments within The Queen’s Medical Center - West Oahu including:

All medical center food service personnel must also complete training on food preparation methods, safety and sanitation, and hospital food services such as special diets for patients. The Food Service Managers and Inpatient Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are ServSafe Certified, which requires mandatory classroom training and a national exam certification every 3 years.

Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs): licensed or certified health professionals such as Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs), nurses or physicians who have a minimum of two years and 1,000 hours of diabetes patient education, work in a primary role as a diabetes educator and have passed the national certifying exam. Maintenance of the CDE credential requires passing the national certification exam every five years or acquiring a specified number of Continuing Education hours.

Inpatient Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs): monitor admitted patients’ nutritional status to help with recovery from illness. Dietitians assess patients’ nutritional status, instruct and counsel patients who are on special diets, and monitor how patients are eating.

Outpatient Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs): provide nutrition assessment and diet education to patients who are not hospitalized.