Successful Implementation of Healthful Nutrition Initiatives into Hospitals

Monica Aggarwal, Ariel Grady, Daya Desai, Katrina Hartog, Lilian Correa, Robert J. Ostfeld, Andrew M. Freeman, Michelle McMacken, Eugenia Gianos, Koushik Reddy, Columbus Batiste, Christopher Wenger, Ron Blankstein, Kim Williams, Kathleen Allen, Rebecca M. Seifried, Karen Aspry, Neal D. Barnard

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Poor dietary quality is a leading contributor to mortality in the United States, and to most cardiovascular risk factors. By providing education on lifestyle changes and, specifically, dietary changes, hospitals have the opportunity to use the patient experience as a “teachable moment.” The food options provided to inpatients and outpatients can be a paradigm for patients to follow upon discharge from the hospital. There are hospitals in the United States that are showcasing novel ways to increase awareness of optimal dietary patterns and can serve as a model for hospitals nationwide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2020


  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diet
  • Inpatient
  • Menu
  • Nutrition
  • Outpatient
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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