One hospital in the east is promoting a healthy lifestyle by changing the way it serves patients.
Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern says it is the first hospital in the region to provide food service at a patients request.
The new room service style patient delivery system is designed to give patients what they want and teach them healthy eating habits based on their diet.
Hospital officials expect less food to be wasted this way because patients are getting what they want instead of having little or no choice.
The new at your request menu is available from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.