Nutrition Services is a self-operated food and nutrition department.

We offer:
  • Personal nutrition counseling and group classes to help with diabetes, weight loss, weight management, obesity, kidney disease, kidney stones, and other health conditions
  • Retail dining options at many locations across the medical center campus and in ambulatory settings
  • Inpatient meals to nourish patients during their stay at any OSU Wexner Medical Center hospital
  • Community education opportunities, including our Ross Heart Community Garden, JamesCare for Life classes and events, and our Mobile Education Kitchen

Feature Article


Mobile Education Kitchen

The mobile education kitchen has been driving the streets of central Ohio, educating the community on cancer risk reduction through food and nutrition. The images of abundantly bright colored fruits and vegetables displayed on the truck make it highly visible and attract people to see what this mobile kitchen has to offer. It is an industrial kitchen on wheels, equipped to show up at any event or health fair and offer education through cooking and food demonstrations to those in attendance. It is operated by Associate Director Jim Warner of OSUWMC Nutrition Services, along with chefs and dietitians from the department. “The purpose of the mobile education kitchen is to educate individuals how a plant based diet, along with exercise, appropriate weight and a decrease in alcohol consumption can potentially lead to a decrease risk of certain cancers.”

Rolling into its second year, the mobile kitchen made appearances at over 40 events between May and October of 2018 that include schools, health fairs, community and corporate events. “Going out to the underserved communities and meeting people in their neighborhood parks is a great way to educate adults but also children.” It was featured at Pelotonia, a 3 day event dedicated to fighting cancer through a bicycle ride, with the nutrition services team handing out samples of a very berry protein recovery drink created by chef Dave Brue.

This mobile education kitchen is funded by a generous donation through the James and Celebration for Life. For more information or to request a visit to your next community or corporate event, please visit

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Campus Dining Options


There are many great spots to snag a bite to eat throughout The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center campus. Nutrition Services staff are committed to providing high-quality care and tasty, nutritious options, from the BistrOH and beyond.

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