Health Services

Nutritional Medicine

The Department of Nutritional Medicine provides leadership and stewardship for the full spectrum of nutrition services and systems in support of Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and the Medical Readiness Command, West (MRC, W).


Department of Nutritional Medicine, a dedicated team of professionals, is committed to exceeding guest expectations by providing Nutrition Service for our Nation’s Finest.


Department of Nutritional Medicine is committed to providing top-notch Nutritional Medicine, Culinary Services, and Academic Programs for patients, staff, Warriors and Warrior Families.

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy for BAMC inpatients and outpatients
  • Nutrition education for staff
  • Inpatient meal room service
  • Retail food service
  • Dietetic Internship and Master's Program in Nutrition
  • Nutrition research
  • Readiness management for BAMC and MRC, W
  • Command consultation and support to MRC, W

Contact Us


Lower Level, Room L08-22

Office of the Chief, DNM: 210-916-1003

Comments/Concerns: 210-916-1642.

The Dining Room (Lower Level, next to the Chapel)

Monday-Sunday(Including Holidays):

  • Breakfast: 6 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

The Rucksack Grab n’ Go Hours (Garden Entrance)

Sunday-Saturday: 24 hrs

The Rucksack Grill is open during the following hours:

  • Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.

Café Express (1st floor by Pediatrics)


  • Breakfast: 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Café Express is closed on weekends and holidays

Chef's Signature Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches (Across from Neurology – 1st Floor)

Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Fast Fuel Grab 'n' Go (Bed Tower Lower Level)

Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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