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What do you think of when you hear "hospital food"? Unrecognizable blobs on a tray?

The Geisinger Foodservices team has always worked hard to provide nutritious and enjoyable meals for patients — not blobs on trays — but now, with help from Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger donors, children at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital have even more kid-friendly and convenient meal options during their stays.

Children’s Miracle Network recently provided funding for a new food cart, which will allow kids to place orders for hot or cold foods during breakfast, lunch and dinner. When the roving cart reaches each floor, children will be able to select items with the hostess.

"Previously, our process didn’t lend itself to items like grilled cheese or chicken fingers," explains Director of Foodservices Steve Cerullo. "With the new cart, those are just a couple of the options the kids will have."

This new method of service will provide more opportunities to meet each child’s nutritional needs while giving patients a greater selection — all within a stone’s throw of the inpatient rooms.

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