So there you have it my options were McDonalds v. processed cafeteria food v. old food leftovers in my desk drawer. Fortunately, the food in my drawer wasn't bad so I ate that. However, it really is a sad commentary that at an institution that is supposed to be promoting health there is nothing healthy to eat. In an era when childhood obesity is an evergrowing problem, The only place to buy food from at on certain hours and on the weekends at a large freestanding Childrens Hospital is McDonalds. Is the hospital really promoting health? And it is not unique to this hospital. I have worked at several children's hospitals in the country and most of them have a McDonalds because of the link to Ronald McDonald houses, and most of them primarily serve unhealthy, fried food in the cafeteria. As leaders in pediatric healthcare shouldn't we be promoting healthy lifestyles? I don't get it. As I lay in my bed hungry that night this thought plagued me.
Tonight when I came to work I packed plenty of healthy food and made sure it was all still good.