The Physicians Committee

American Medical Association Passes Healthy Food Resolutions

  June 15, 2017    

Patients in hospitals and economically disadvantaged people need greater access to healthy foods. The American Medical Association agrees and just passed two important nutrition resolutions that will make this possible. One encourages hospitals to add more plant-based options and remove processed meats. The other calls on the federal government to improve the healthfulness of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps. Below, I explain why it’s so important that the AMA is calling for more healthy foods and less junk food:




"Milk?" is right. Responsible medical people and nutritionists will specify plant-based "milk".

My husband just got out of

My husband just got out of the hospital. Their idea of plant-based was milk, yogurt, gelatin, buttermilk pancakes, and a burnt toasted cheese sandwich. Even the nurse said, "This isn't vegan!" Luckily he wasn't there long, and the early part was liquid diet (chicken broth), Italian ice (ingredients in another language, probably Italian), and jello. I had to take all of his food to the hospital. This is a lot of extra stress for family with member in the hospital.

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Al last ,a great initiative! When will this actually take place. Will it be enforced also by care centers such as nursing homes and so on?

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These efforts to serve more plant based food and less processed food is certainly a long time coming! I have been a nurse for over 40 years and this is great news! Now these efforts should spill over into the facilities for the elderly and Long Term care.

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