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September 12, 2012

Changing Eating Habits for the Medical Profession

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Palo Alto, California (Dr Lesser); RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California (Drs Cohen and Brook); and David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (Dr Brook).

JAMA. 2012;308(10):983-984. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.10427

Health professionals spend a great deal of time at meetings. Grand rounds, noon seminars, research meetings, and medical conferences are part of the life of a health professional. At many of these activities, food is available. Although some members of the health professional community have called for changes to the food environment in the community in which they live, they have paid less attention to the quality of food served at hospitals, physician offices, and at conferences.

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