Healthy Food in Health Care

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Healthy Food in Health Care

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Great hospital care means more than state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatments—it includes all aspects of the hospital experience, including delicious, healthy food.

For many patients, hospitalization is a “teachable moment,” when they are ready to embrace nutrition as treatment for diabetes, weight issues, high cholesterol levels, hypertension, and many other conditions.

The AMA has called for healthier hospital food—here are resources to help!

AMA POLICY June 2017

AMA statement on healthy hospital foodHealthy Food Options
in Hospitals

Our AMA encourages healthy food options be available, at reasonable prices and easily accessible, on hospital premises. Our AMA hereby calls on US hospitals to improve the health of patients, staff, and visitors by:
(a) providing a variety of healthful food, including plant-based meals, and meals that are low in fat, sodium, and added sugars;
(b) eliminating processed meats from menus; and
(c) providing and promoting healthful beverages.


Resources to Improve Hospital Food

Groundbreaking reports from the Physicians Committee:

Science and Experts Agree


These hospitals are making changes, improving the health of their patients and communities!

Chef Kyle Evans at Frank R. Howard