Hospitals recognized for rooftop gardens, meatless meals

February 5, 2016

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine releases rankings on healthful food choices at healthcare facilities. Notable efforts included rooftop gardens and Meatless Mondays, according to an article on the Fierce Healthcare website.

Aspen Valley Hospital in Aspen, Colo., and Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, N.Y., ranked highest among 24 U.S. hospitals for offering patients healthy meals. 

Stony Brook grows organic vegetables and herbs for patient meals in a rooftop organic garden. The Aspen hospital sponsors Meatless Mondays and healthful entrees daily.

The hospitals were ranked on whether they offered healthful fruits, vegetables, whole grains, cholesterol-free entrees and soy milk. They earned points for Meatless Mondays, gardens and farmer's markets and lost points if they contracted with fast-food restaurants. 

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