Bacon and hotdogs would be banned from DC hospitals under bill introduced by Mary Cheh

Publisher: WJLA
Featured Council Member: Neal Barnard, MD
Cheh says her bill would eliminate processed meat from hospital menus and would have hospitals provide plant-based options for patients, staff, and visitors. The bill would also require hospitals to reduce soda and sugar-sweetened beverages in hospital vending machines, menus, and cafeterias. “Doctors and healthcare providers have long advised us that nutrition is essential to health, and we’re finally seeing healthy food be taken seriously as an important part of healthcare,” Cheh said.