Hospital Cafeteria Goes ‘Heart Healthy’ By Promoting Low-Fat, Not Low-Carb Options

Filed under: Health — @ February 5, 2010


Grilled cheese on whole wheat and carrot juice — healthy hospital lunch?

At some point or another in our lives, we’ve all had the unfortunate experience of finding ourselves inside of a hospital. Whether it is for us, a friend, or a family member, it’s just one of those inevitabilities in life that happens. You deal with it the best you can and that includes putting up with the infamous “hospital food.” Next to the school cafeteria, this has got to have the reputation for some pretty crummy choices for people who are attempting to live a healthy lifestyle.

But one of my readers shared with me something his local hospital is doing that will make you cringe (although not at all surprising!). He is an IT consultant for the hospital and was taking a break recently for breakfast when he noticed signs stating they’ve gone “Heart Healthy” beginning in January 2010. UH-OH! We all know what that means, don’t we? Yep. Livin’ la vida low-carb favorites are most likely history.

Click here for all the sordid details of this menu change and to see how livin’ la vida low-carb gets the shaft.

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