Read other Low Salt Journey installments: Senior Parents Get Started in Their 80′s: Part I, Hospital Cafeterias With No Low-Sodium Options? Part II, Making Sense of Sodium Labels and Numbers: Part III, and 5 Lessons Learned About Cutting Back on Sodium: Low-Salt Eating: Part IV.
Over the past six weeks I have been in four hospital cafeterias with three different friends or family members who are instructed by to follow low-sodium diets by their physicians, cardiologists specifically, affiliated with these same medical institutions.
All four hospitals have spiffy and very comfortable, actually pretty fancy new heart centers for tests and procedures.
Not a single cafe offers a low-sodium or sodium-free entre. Sure visitors can choose the salad bar, though, none of the salad stations had a salad dressing labeled low sodium. I am happy with a salad bar, but the people I was eating with wanted more than a big salad. How can my aging parents, friends, and now my immediate family
Hospitals! What is wrong with this picture?
Check out these other posts about my family’s low-sodium adventure.
Aging Parents, Disease of Aging, and Sodium – Low Sodium Diet: Seniors Get Started in their Eighties – Hospital Cafeteria with No Low Sodium Options – Making Sense of Sodium Labels and Numbers – Five Lessons Learned About Cutting Back on Sodium – Cooking and Eating on Vacation – We Kept to the Program on Vacation! – Figuring Out How to Adjust a Much-Loved Thanksgiving Recipe – Making Choices that Lower the Count – New Research About American Sodium Consumption