Munson Medical Center replaces cafeteria fryer with healthier food options
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mi. (WPBN/WGTU) —
Fryers are now a thing of the past in Munson Medical Center's cafeteria.
About a year ago, Munson started revamping what foods they offer to staff and guests at the hospital, hoping to give customers some healthier food choices.
The project started with color coding items as green, yellow or red, for a more convenient way of knowing which foods are healthy options, and which ones are not so healthy.
Now all fried food in the cafeteria has been replaced by a station that serves authentic ethnic food options.
Right now they're featuring Mexican dishes.
Mary Shanahan, a Clinical Nutrition Manager, says that overall the response on the changes has been very positive.
"We're just looking to reach our overall target of 95% wellness offerings," Shanahan said. "Right now we're at about 82%. We should be able to achieve that target very easily. Hopefully by January-Fall of 2018."
Munson also plans to remove dishes that are higher in sodium, such as certain pizzas and sandwiches.
They'll also be offering different beverage options, like their current infused water station.