***All of these pictures are from the Wealthy Street Farmers Market in Grand Rapids, MI which I will explain later in this post.
Rotation: Food Service Management
What I Did:
Tuesday: On my first day in the food service rotation, I met everyone in the kitchen and other dietitians. We went over some interesting statistics of what snacks were selling in the hospital and which were not. The ones that were not selling well would be taken off the shelves. I’ve never worked at this angle before and found it interesting.
Wednesday: I observed in the diet office how to take orders. The hospital which I’m at has a room service menu where the patient can call down at any time and order whatever they want to eat. I learned about what this hospital does for a renal, cardiac, diabetic, dysphasia, etc. diet. I got to go do a patient satisfaction survey about the food with new mothers. This was great because I got to see 5 newborn babies! Also, I made a one week menu for patients with PKU (a disease where they require a very low protein diet) and one for a type 1 diabetic with celiac disease.
Thursday: I helped to open the farmers market right on the hospital campus. All of the pictures in this post are from that. Next week, I will be running the market myself. Also, I worked at each station in the kitchen and learned sanitation, prep techniques, and tray line.
Friday: I got to work for 30 minutes at each section of the hospital delivering trays. This was neat because it’s helping me to learn the different areas of the hospital better. Also, I did meal rounds on the floor with the new mothers again which was neat.
Favorite moment of the week: Seeing all of the newborn babies! I probably saw 15 this week.
Difficult moments of the week: Finding my way around the hospital.
It was busy week but a great one!
How was your week?