When our patients are hospitalized, we work so hard to teach them how to eat -- low fat, low cholesterol, high fiber, and so forth.
But what does the cafeteria serve? Junk. The entrees are covered in calorie-heavy sauces. There are burgers, and fries, and onion rings. Maybe there's a vegetarian entree, and my hospital prides itself on always having at least one vegetarian option, but that item typically is smothered in cheese.
Yes there is a salad bar and garden burgers are available. But I believe we are sending our patients a mixed message by offering less healthful options.
It's a shame that hospital cafeterias sell out our patients.
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