Food for Thought
POSTED: November 13, 2013
I recently stopped by my hospital cafeteria in search of a quick bite. Instead of the fried food, large sodas and candy bars I might have spied in the past, I was pleasantly surprised. I observed stacks of fresh fruit on the counter and colleagues munching on salads and other [...]
POSTED: October 10, 2013
Ten years ago, I started a small farmers market outside my hospital in Oakland. The idea took off and there are now more than 50 such markets at Kaiser Permanente hospitals and facilities across the country.
Please watch this beautiful slideshow from our San Francisco Medical Center’s farmers market. It shows [...]
POSTED: May 08, 2013
Simply stated, one in three children born today will develop diabetes unless we do something to encourage healthier eating and more options for physical activity. This is the first generation of children that may not live as long as their parents. There’s hope and work to do. I suggest you [...]
POSTED: April 18, 2013
There are 1,300 people here for TEDMED at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The whole program is infused with innovations, many of which are on display at the Kaiser Permanente space in The Hive — the 50,000 square-foot tent which is the hub for exhibits.
POSTED: April 10, 2013
Another colleague of mine has written a guest post about plant-based diets. He suggests a different approach than Dr. McDougall in last week’s post. Both agree, however, that a diet focused on plants rather than meat or dairy can offer major improvements in health, often within a few months. And [...]