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Bill requiring plant-based food options in hospitals passed

Jun 05, 2019 12:15 pm
Rachel Silberstein is reporting for Capitol Confidential a bill to require plant-based food options in hospitals was approved by both houses of the state Legislature June 3. The measure would require hospitals to offer a plant-based food option as an alternative to every meal or snack offered to a patient, at no additional cost. The bill's co-sponsor, Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried said, “The more that New Yorkers embrace healthier eating choices by consuming plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, the healthier we’ll be. When we’re in a health care facility and have less control over what we eat, it is even more important that nutritious, plant-based foods are among our options, especially as the connection between diet and chronic health conditions becomes clearer.” The bill now goes to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for signature. Read the full story at Capitol Confidential.
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