As the importance of eating healthy aggressively circulates social media, more and more people are turning to fitness bloggers and other online personalities for answers regarding personal health and wellness. Meals and foods, in compliance with “palio” and “vegan” diets are gaining increasing popularity, and nearly everywhere you go now always offers gluten-free, nut-free, or dairy-free options on the menu to ensure no one is left out. This increase of awareness and acceptance of change in food culture provides an amazing opportunity for healthcare professionals to make a significant difference. Unfortunately, as more thoughts and opinions flood the Internet about dietary health and wellness, well-researched solutions to common health concerns related to nutrition get ignored in place of easy-to-follow fad diets. So what can healthcare facilities do to ensure the right information is making it through? The Fresh For You Market at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis has a pretty good answer.
The Fresh For You Market at Eskenazi Health
An onsite grocery store complete with fresh produce, dried beans, healthier cooking oil options, and other essential ingredients for daily culinary ventures is now available for staff, patients, and visitors. Wholesome ingredients are provided and meant to encourage people to not only cook at home, but to also be mindful of the types of food being used to prepare meals. Rotating items ensure that variety is never compromised and everyone can enjoy a wider selection of ingredients, while a member of the outpatient nutrition team holds a session every Wednesday to demonstrate how to turn a humble list of components into a stellar one-of-a-kind meal. Opting for meals that can be made from five or less ingredients, and in less than thirty minutes, means healthcare professionals can really show how simple it is to make a nutritionally sound meal from their own kitchen. Encouraging creativity while working with the simplest components can give much needed confidence to patients who suffer recurring medical issues, patients or others who are financially unable to provide nutritional meals for themselves or loved ones, and those who just don’t understand how to cook easy delicious meals. This process has so far resulted in countless benefits for patients and caregivers alike, providing a sense of togetherness and respect for all members of the community.
Officially prescribing provisions may or may not be the next big thing for the healthcare industry, but it’s obviously making profound strides all over the country, which is something we like to see. To learn more about how Vision Software upholds healthcare standards and exceeds nutritional ones, call 629.777.8989 or fill in the free consultation form in the sidebar to learn more about how our software can positively impact the lives of the patients and visitors you service every day.