Dietary Services

Food plays an important role in your child's recovery. Your child's physician has prescribed a diet for him/her that complements their total treatment plan. Your child's menu may exclude certain items in accordance with the restrictions of his/her diet.

Please request a visit from our registered dietitian if you or your child has questions about diet or any nutritional concerns. If you have any requests regarding your child's meals, ask your child's nurse to contact the Dietary Department.

Guest Meals

Guest trays may be ordered for a nominal fee. For more information, please have your nurse contact the Food Services Department.

Dining Services

Dining Services for South Texas Health System Children's are available at South Texas Health System Edinburg's cafeteria, which is located on the main floor. Meal times are as follows:

Breakfast: 7 – 10 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

South Texas Health System Children's also has a Subway restaurant station in the lobby of the hospital. The hours of operation for Subway are 6 a.m. – 8 p.m., seven days per week.

Vending Machines

Vending machines are available in the cafeteria.