Hospital Cafeterias With No Low-Sodium Options? – Low Sodium Diet, Part II

Read other Low Salt Journey installments: Senior Parents Get Started in Their 80′s: Part IHospital Cafeterias With No Low-Sodium Options? Part IIMaking 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 SodiumLow Sodium Diet: Seniors Get Started in their EightiesHospital Cafeteria with No Low Sodium OptionsMaking Sense of Sodium Labels and NumbersFive Lessons Learned About Cutting Back on SodiumCooking 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 CountNew Research About American Sodium Consumption

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