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EnviRN: Hydrate For Health: A Call For Healthy Beverages In Health Care
February 22, 2012, 11:22 am
Filed under: News

(From Health Care Without Harm)

Health care professionals have an important role to play in shifting institutional practices to support health by not only educating our patients and modeling healthy behaviors, but also in advocating for changes within our environment that will support the transition to healthy habits and a healthier lifestyle. 

Hospitals can play an important role by modeling healthy behaviors in the communities they serve. With their substantial purchasing dollars, hospitals can have a significant impact on market trends to support overall health. Despite the charge to “first, do no harm”, many facilities serve high calorie, nutrient-poor food and beverages on patient trays, in cafeterias, and in vending machines.

There are negative health and environmental impacts associated with sugar sweetened beverage consumption, and hospitals and health care providers have a unique opportunity
to take a leadership role in transitioning to healthier options for their patients, staff and the community…hydration for health.

Learn more and sign the “Healthier Beverages in Health Care” pledge at http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5140/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8358

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