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Nursing nutrition definitions

“100 Calorie Pack” — Whatever can fit in one hand.

“Breakfast” — the most important meal of the day, even if it comes at 1 pm and you started work at 7 am.

“Lunch” — will probably be your “dinner” as well, if you are lucky. Hope you brought something that is calorie packed. Think Ensure mixed with peanut butter mixed with bananas. Actually, that might be kinda tasty.

“Delicious” — any food that is free. Usually left over from some meeting upstairs. Somehow chow mein, cantaloupe, and spaghetti sounds like a totally logical meal.

“Dessert” — chewable antacid tablets from eating above combination of food.

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Rebekah Child

Rebekah Child attended the University of Southern California for her bachelor's in nursing and decided to brave the academic waters and return for her master's in nursing education, graduating in 2003 from Mount St. Mary's. Rebekah has also taught nursing clinical and theory at numerous Southern California nursing schools and has been an emergency nurse since 2002. She is currently one of the clinical educators for an emergency department in Southern California and a student (again!) in the doctoral program at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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7 Responses to Nursing nutrition definitions

  1. Kassy

    I had to laugh at this because today my breakfast came at one and ended up being left over chow mein, cantaloupe, and supper which was a couple hours later, was nothing other than spaghetti.

  2. srerrn2

    The most amazing thing is that we don’t all die of food poisoning!!!

  3. Steven

    Funny but so true!!!

  4. Bart

    Or with all the fat and cholesterol, get a one was ticket to the cath lab.

  5. Bart

    Or with all the fat and cholesterol, get a one way ticket to the cath lab.

  6. Kathy

    My breakfast, lunch, and supper came with 2 hours left of a 12 hour shift… What was it…. Popcorn eaten out of a bedpan and tea drank from a urinal:-(

  7. sylvia

    One busy day we all ordered breakfast. One nurse ordered 2 eggs, cheese and sausage on a roll with butter and stents on the side. We take better care of our patients than we do ourselves. We have to take time to eat well and exercise.

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