Detroit hospital receives a healthy food makeover

The Henry Ford Health System has removed all fryers, cut seven tons of fat from food and has increased fruit and veggie purchases by 10% annually.

DETROIT—Henry Ford Health System has cut 7 tons of fat from food and increased fruit and vegetable purchases by 10 percent annually in an effort to offer patients more healthy food choices.

The hospital system also removed all fryers, committed to removing all deep fried fat products, and advertises only healthy food choice options on cafeteria advertising and menus.

Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D., Henry Ford’s chief wellness officer was scheduled to talk about the hospital’s nutritional efforts during a Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) Building a Healthier Future Summit, Friday, in Washington, D.C.

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