Nutrition And Food Services


Clinical Nutrition Clinic

Dr. Hossam Shaallan, Operations Manager and  Clinical Nutrition Specialist

Hours: Monday from 5pm- 10pm & Thursday from 10am- 1pm

Contact: shaallanhm@alj.com

“They say you are what you eat; 






Sometimes, an apple a day really does keep the doctor away. Our Clinical Nutrition team believes in the power of food in transforming your health and wellbeing. By approaching health holistically, our team promotes a healthy relationship with food and a fulfilling and active lifestyle as the first step towards healing. 

Whether you are training for your next hike up in Taif, striving towards maintaining a healthy weight, or struggling with balancing your diabetes and personal lifestyle, our team will guide you in tailoring a program fit for your needs. 

Our services for in clinic and telehealth include diet regimens for:

  • Individuals struggling with obesity
  • Expecting (pregnant) ladies 
  • Children and young adults
  • Athletes and sports enthusiasts

Your meals:

Your meals will be prepared by our Food Services Section staff. We have 2 week cycle menu. Dietician will ask you about your main meal choices according to your diet and will visit you in your room and will assess your needs. Dieticians will talk to you and/or your caregivers about the food you should be eating while in hospital and for home management after discharge.

If you are on a therapeutic diet, please call the dieticians before eating food other than that provided to you to ascertain any dietary restrictions you may have.

If you have any queries regarding your meals while at ALJ Hospital, please inform the charge nurse or call the dietician on ext. 1704.

Patient meals are served at the times shown in the table below:

Patient meal served at the times shown  in the table

  • Breakfast – 7:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Lunch       – 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Dinner      – 7:00 am to 9:00 pm

There are patient fridges in rooms.

Cafeteria/ Coffee Bar:

The hospital has a cafeteria that serves both staff and visitors. The cafeteria is located on kitchen. The cafeteria offers hot and cold drinks. Working hours at the cafeteria are from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm everyday.

Room Service:

Room service is available 24 hours daily. Kitchen aids can deliver your orders to your room. You will be asked to sign the bill. All bills should be paid in cash upon discharge.