About eating

About eating

We are committed to providing quality food and services to you during your stay at Palomar Medical Center Escondido. The Nutrition Care Team can help you and your family make good choices about your diet because what you eat makes a difference in your recovery and well-being both here and at home.

How do I get meals?

As a patient at Palomar Medical Center Escondido, your meals are provided by Room Service. You can choose your meal from your in-room menu. To place your order, call Food and Nutrition Services (FANS) at extension 881-3201 from your room phone. Your nurse will give you more information about room service, meal times and your food plan. Please tell your nurse once you have ordered a meal.


Room Service Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Lunch & Dinner: 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Can I eat food other than from Room Service?

Because your diet has been created with your diagnosis, medication and overall care in mind, you are discouraged from eating any food or beverage provided outside of Room Service. Please talk to your nurse if you would like to discuss eating outside foods.