HEALTHY LIVING
06/02/2014 03:28 pm ET | Updated Jun 02, 2014

How Healthy Is Hospital Food?

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Jell-O, chicken broth, mashed potatoes.

For most patients, this traditional hospital fare leaves a lot to be desired.

Hospitals should be the gold standard of healthy eating, advocates say, since patients go there to get better, and eating well is a crucial part of wellness.

Some hospitals throughout the country are starting to change, with tailor-made patient menus that use locally grown food and focus on fruits and veggies. “More than ever, patients are making the connection between chronic conditions and diet,” says Susan Levin, a registered dietitian with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

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