Friday, December 2, 2011

Food in many hospitals no better than fast food ?

First, it was our school cafeterias. Now it seems our hospitals aren't any better at offering healthy meals to our children least in California (though I'd venture to guess that they aren't the only state guilty of harming, rather than helping, our children). I don't know about you, but this really shocks and angers me. And here's the real shocker: 

Only seven percent of hospital entrees are considered healthy, according to a new study published in Academic Pediatrics

Only. Seven. Percent. Really?!? Doesn't that make you crazy?

Here's what Dr. Lenard Lesser, primary investigator and a physician in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program in the Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has to say:
As health professionals, we understand the connection between healthy eating and good health, and our hospitals should be role models in this regard. Unfortunately, the food in many hospitals is no better – and in some cases worse – than what you would find in a fast food restaurant. (To read the full article, visit Newswise.) 
Does this surprise you and/or make you as angry as it does me? Go ahead and vent...

-Lisa Bakewell

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