The next time you're in the hospital, take a picture of your "delicious" meal (if you're up to it) and submit it to Hospital Food, which provides a glimpse of what people are eating in hospitals around the world.
Renaud Dehareng of Belgium created the site after visiting a friend in the hospital who was depressed over the quality of his meals. In just five days, his site has had 60,000 visitors.
"We don't go to hospitals for gastronomy of course....but sometimes the food is so bad that the patient feels very bad too," he wrote in an email.
When my first son was born, my husband nearly missed the big event because I sent him to Whole Foods so I could avoid the hospital fare.
With my second son, I walked to Whole Foods myself (after my water broke) to make sure I had something decent to eat after the delivery. It was worth it.