Though nobody comes to the hospital for the food, we do try to offer palatable, nourishing fare. However, it can get pretty repetitive, given the weekly cycle—even more so for patients on puree or soft-textured diets.  

If this picture is any indication, when someone complains about the monotony of the pureed veggies,  there’s really not much I can do besides smile and nod and encourage family members to bring in appropriate food from outside if that’s an option. Maybe one day someone will discover the magic formula to make hospital food not suck, but until that wonderful day…

Have you ever stayed in a hospital? How was the food? 

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