Back in the day, I volunteered as a candy striper at a local hospital, where limited food options forced me to drink nasty vending-machine coffee during my short breaks. Fast-forward a few decades and the landscape seems to have changed considerably. Hospitals, like every other nontraditional site, now offer numerous foodservice outlets, each with expansive menus designed to feed every craving and nix every veto vote. The wealth of choices at every turn can be astonishing. That embarrassment ...

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