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Patient Meal Program

It's important for children to have good nutrition and their favorite foods, especially when they are in the hospital.  MU Children's Hospital's room service is a patient meal program that allows your child to choose what they want to eat, when they want to eat. In order to receive meals, your doctor will first give your child a diet order. Once your child's diet order is received, you and your child will be given a restaurant-style menu appropriate for your child's diet. When you are ready to eat, you or your child may call food services and place your order with a room service attendant. Meals are available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Guest trays are also available through the room service menu. They can be paid by credit or debit card in advance or by cash upon delivery. Breakfast costs $5 and lunch and dinner cost $8.

Coffee for parents and milk and juices for patients as well as a microwave is available in the Nourishment Room. The adolescent unit has special snacks available that have been selected by teens as their favorites.


The cafeteria, Oasis, is located in the lobby of the hospital. It offers a wide range of made to order items as well as featured daily entrees. The cafeteria is open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. seven days per week and from midnight to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Snacks are also available in the Wishing Well Gift Shop.

Visa, MasterCard & Discover are accepted for credit or debit. Personal checks are not accepted at the cafeteria.


Columbia offers a variety of places to eat during your stay. The Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce are good resources for finding a restaurant.


Columbia has 15 major shopping areas where an array of quality merchandise is available to meet everyone's needs.

Columbia Mall
The mall is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Directions from MU Children's Hospital: Turn right on Keene Street, turn left onto I-70 Drive SE to light. Turn right onto the I-70 / U.S. Highway 63 interchange. Stay in the far left lane so you may take I-70 West to Stadium Blvd. Turn left onto Bernadette Drive. For more information, call 445-8459 or visit www.visitcolumbiamall.com

The closest Wal-Mart is located on Conley Drive.

Directions from MU Children's Hospital: Turn right on Keene, turn left onto I-70 Drive SE to light. Continue straight across U.S. Highway 63, which becomes Conley, and follow to Wal-Mart. For more information, please contact the store at 499-4935.

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