The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) believes that health care facilities should emphasize healthy behaviors, including access to healthy nutrition, opportunities for physician activity, and a smoke-free environment for their employees and patients. Healthy nutrition options should be in all dietary offerings, including on-site cafeterias, vending machines, snack carts, and gift shops. Healthy options should be prominently displayed, while fast food, high sugar beverages, and other unhealthy options should be limited. Whenever possible, health care facilities should use local environmentally-sustainable food. Family medicine training programs should, therefore, promote and support institutional policies to provide well-balanced food options for trainees during work hours.
Further, the AAFP believes that high-quality nutrition should extend to all workplaces that offer food to their employees and to the public at on-site cafeterias and vending machines. (2005) (2017 COD)