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Hospitals Adopt Better Nutritional Standards for Meals


 

Number of meals served annually to patients, visitors, and staff by 155 leading U.S. hospitals, which are adopting new standards and criteria for nutritional care at their facilities in order to promote healthier meal options for patients and in their cafeterias. These hospitals belong to the Healthier Hospitals initiative.

(healthierhospitals.org/) led by the Partnership for a Healthier America, a group working to end childhood obesity. Among its goals are to increase the proportion of fruits and vegetables in hospitals’ food purchasing, to remove deep fat-fried products by the end of 2015, and to take advantage of the buying power and community influence hospitals can leverage to increase demand for healthier food.

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