Food & Nutrition Services
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.
The River Cafe at the DeTar Navarro campus is open Monday-Friday from 6:30 am - 6:00 pm. The cafeteria features the Main Event, The Grill and The Light Side. The Java Bean is open Sunday-Saturday from 6:30 am - 4:30 pm.
The Garden Cafe at the DeTar North campus is open Monday-Friday from 7:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The cafe features a hot meal, fresh salad bar, deli sandwiches, dessert, ice cream and drinks.
Vending machines are available 24 hours a day and are located at various points throughout our two main facilities.
Wholesome, nourishing and well-balanced meals are an important part of your treatment and recovery. DeTar Hospital Navarro and DeTar Hospital North both make every effort to provide nutritious meals that are prepared according to your doctor's orders.
At DeTar Hospital Navarro, you will be served breakfast before 8:00 AM, lunch by 12:00 noon, and dinner before 5:30 PM. Occasionally, your meal may be delayed if you are scheduled for a special test. A pre-planned menu is written for each patient according to specific physician instructions. A representative from Nutrition Services will visit your room mid-morning and mid-afternoon to assist you with your food preferences. Guest may purchase a meal in the cafeteria, bring food in for themselves, or purchase a guest tray. To make arrangements for delivery of a guest meal tray, please contact the hospital cashier.
A DeTar Hospital North, Women and Children's Center, patients may select meals from a restaurant-style menu and place their order anytime between 6:30 AM and 6:30 PM. Guest may dine in the cafeteria, or we are pleased to provide a guest menu that allows visitors to enjoy eating with our patients. We request that payment of the visitor's order be made upon delivery. An ATM machine is located in the ER waiting area, or you may pay by credit card by visiting the hospital cashier. We provide one complimentary guest tray at breakfast, lunch and dinner for the guardian of patients admitted to our pediatric floor. This does not include our newborn infants.
If you have any questions or problems, a registered dietician has been assigned to manage your nutrition therapy.