[Medium] Could a change in dietary patterns help cardiac patients not only feel better while healing but set them on a path to long-term wellness? Is it possible to reduce or even reverse the symptoms of heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes? How about preventing diet-related disease from occurring among a community where mortality rates from heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are significantly higher than citywide and national averages?
As anchor institutions, hospitals are embracing a commitment to apply their social and economic influence and intellectual resources to better the long-term public and environmental health of their communities. The Montefiore Health System in New York City is epitomizing this role through its food service.