Michigan hospitals work to improve their food

May 5, 2011
by Melissa Burden
Detroit News (Associated Press)

Fifty Michigan hospitals, including 15 in Metro Detroit, have joined a statewide initiative to improve the nutrition of food served to patients, staff and visitors.

Healthy Food Hospitals, organized by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association to curb obesity, will be announced during a news conference today in Lansing. The goal is for all 140 Michigan hospitals to join the effort.

Medical costs associated with tackling obesity tally more than $3 billion in Michigan, where nearly one in three adults is obese, according to Trust for America's Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Healthy Kids.


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