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New York City hospitals get healthy

The city’s efforts to improve hospital food are serving up more nutritious meals, particularly for patients.

Hospitals are a place where sick people go to get well. So it only makes sense that patients—along with the people who treat them—have access to healthy, nutritious food.

That was the thinking behind the New York City Department of Health’s Healthy Hospital Food Initiative (HHFI), a program designed to improve the nutrition of hospital food by slashing sodium and fat levels and increasing consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. More than 30 public and private hospitals got

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