Updated 09/24/2012 12:52 PM
City Urges Private Hospitals To Cut The Junk
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The city is pushing private hospitals to follow its lead and stop giving patients access to junk food.
The Healthy Hospital Food Initiative is asking the hospitals to follow the city's rules for vending machines, cafeterias, and meals.
City hospitals already abide by these rules now a number of private hospitals have agreed to do the same.
"If there's any place that should not allow smoking and try make you eat healthy, you would it would be the hospitals. We're doing what we should do and you'll see most of the private hospitals go along with that," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The city suggests swapping candy bars with nuts, pretzels and baked chips.
Lower calorie meals and desserts could take the place of deep fried foods.