Healthy Hospitals Toolkit

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Healthy Food in Health Care

 

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The AMA has called for healthier hospital food—here's how you can help!
 

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.

AMA statement on healthy hospital food

AMA POLICY June 2017

Healthy Food Options in Hospitals: Our AMA hereby calls on US hospitals to improve the health of patients, staff, and visitors by:

  • providing a variety of healthful foods, including plant-based meals, and meals that are low in fat, sodium, and added sugars;
  • eliminating processed meats from menus; and
  • providing and promoting healthful beverages. 

 

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10 EASY STEPS

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MENU IDEAS

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TIPS FOR SUCCESS

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CHAMPIONS FOR
HEALTHY HOSPITAL FOOD

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

Adventist Health Howard Hospital

Grace Cottage Family
Health & Hospital

Stony Brook University Hospital