NYC Hospitals Cracking Down on Junk Food


New York City hospitals are cracking down on junk food, according to Fox News. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who recently successfully banished super-size sodas from the city, is now aiming to get rid of sugary and fatty foods from both public and private hospitals.

Fox reports that though city hospitals have cut calories in patients’ meals and restricted the sale of unhealthy snacks, they’re now tackling hospital cafeteria food.

The cafeteria crackdown will ban deep-fryers, make salads required as options, and allow only healthy snacks to be stocked near the cafeteria entrance and at cash registers. At least half of all sandwiches and salads must be made or served with whole grains, and half-size sandwich portions must be available.