10/14/2011 01:19 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Edible Radio Episode 103: Smart Food with Preston Maring


Smart Food is the Edible Radio podcast hosted by Jane Black. Jane's guest today is Dr. Preston Maring of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California.

Quick. When we say hospital food. What do you say? If your first answer was: Blech! That's no surprise. But it may not be the way you think about hospital food forever. And for that you can thank, Dr. Preston Maring. Dr. Preston Maring of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California, is on a crusade to remake hospital food, trading in watery soup and Jell-O for fresh fruits and vegetables. On this episode of Smart Food, Dr. Maring recounts his work opening farmers markets, cutting deals with farmers to put fresh food on patient trays and in the cafeterias and his toughest challenge: getting doctors to eat well themselves.

Listen to this podcast on Edible Radio.