Will Healthier Food be coming to a Hospital near You?

It’s no secret that hospital cafeterias do not serve the best food, but there is a growing trend that hospitals are beginning to start serving more nutritious food.  In Wisconsin, two ThedaCare hospitals are taking the lead in putting healthier food on their menus.  After banning the deep fryer, bacon and donuts are no longer an option; neither are “super-sized meals and drinks.”  Canned fruit and frozen vegetables have been replaced with fresh produce.

They are trying to stop serving food high in sodium, fat and cholesterol, rather adding hormone and antibiotic free meat.  More whole grains will also be added to the menu.

Is this a trend that will continue in hospital cafeterias nationwide?  It’s something that might take off, especially with the First Lady pushing for more nutritious food options in our school cafeterias and even in fast food restaurants.  For more info, read this Post-Crescent article, Theda Clark Medical Center, Appleton Medical Center cafeterias turn focus to fresh, healthy food Read more: http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20101002/APC0101/10020525/Hospital-cafeterias-focus-on-fresh-healthy-food#ixzz11aRJVkyW

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