Nutrition therapy is an essential component of your transplant medical care at Cleveland Clinic. We provide three meals a day with snacks, as requested or designed by your dietitian.
The meals you receive are calculated for the amount of fat, sodium, and fluid that are specific to your needs. The foods you eat work in conjunction with your medications and other medical therapies for an optimal health outcome.
Therefore, it is important that you do not receive foods from an outside source—including restaurants and vending machines throughout the hospital, food from home, as well as food from neighboring restaurants—because we are not able to specifically determine the fat, sodium or fluid content of these foods. In addition, we are not able to determine if other foods were prepared safely.
The Nutrition Therapy Department and your health care team appreciate your cooperation with this important guideline.
If you have any questions about this, please talk with your dietitian.