Tell Grady Hospital to Go #FastFoodFree
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Physicians Committee
May 2016

ACTION

According to the contract obtained by Physicians Committee, Grady Memorial Hospital's agreement with McDonald’s ends June 28, 2016. Now is the time for Grady to go #FastFoodFree!

Sign the petition to Grady Memorial Hospital’s CEO, John M. Haupert. The Physicians Committee will print the petitions and mail them to the CEO before the McDonald's contract expires.

Sign the online petition.

 And send a tweet to @GradyHealth using the hashtag #FastFoodFree.

INFORMATION

Three Billboards Confront McDonald’s at Grady Hospital

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ATLANTA—Three hard-hitting billboards posted near Grady Memorial Hospital on May 4 urge the hospital to go #FastfFoodFree. According to documents obtained by the Physicians Committee—a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors—Grady’s contract with McDonald’s ends on June 28, 2016. If the space in Grady’s parking garage currently occupied by the fast-food restaurant becomes vacant, the hospital could improve its food environment by expanding its offerings of heart-healthy, plant-based options.

The billboards are timed to get the attention of the Grady Memorial Hospital board of directors ahead of the May 9 meeting. Registered dietitian Karen Smith, R.D., will testify at the board meeting to echo the billboards’ urgent public health message.

“Fatty fast food in the hospital can place staff, visitors, and patients at risk for heart disease and other life-threatening illnesses,” says Karen Smith, senior dietitian for the Physicians Committee.

“Hospitals should ban the burgers and focus on beans, greens, fruits, and whole grains to prevent and even reverse heart disease and type 2 diabetes.”


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