Some of it is tasty. The hospital caters to the Italian community so the food has a strong Italian accent. It's more edible than the coffee shop, and the cafeteria in the basement (open to the public and employees) serves the same food as for the patients. They bring menus and food even when Mom was marked as fasting.
I hate to see food wasted but I feel guilty eating Mom's meal, whether she picks at it or not. The nurses are happy when she tries to eat -- but I don't think they would be pleased at Mom eating whatever I bring in to eat for me -- including French fries, sushi wrap, flavored coffee, homemade cookies. (No more than one bite, I promise). I even brought some of it home to eat the next day.