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Health Care Food Purchasing Power

MAKING THE HEALTHY CHOICE THE EASY CHOICE HEALTH CARE FOOD PURCHASING POWER Purchasing fresh food from local producers Farm Fresh Healthcare Project: ten family farmers have sold nearly 84,000 pounds of local and organic produce to six San Francisco Bay Area hospitals. HEALTH IMPACTS Hospitals and health care systems can use their substantial buying power to help build a healthier food system. environmental local/rural quality economy social & economic health outcomes Purchasing sustainably-grown produce Kaiser Permanente: 590 tons HEALTH IMPACTS of the fruits and vegetables served on patient menus are sustainably produced and/or locally grown - that's nearly 50% of fresh produce purchased annually. farm workers' exposure to harmful pesticides water pollution & soil contamination Purchasing meat and poultry raised without antibiotics Overlake Hospital, WA & Fletcher Allen Health Care, VT: over 65% of the beef, poultry and pork products served are produced without the HEALTH IMPACTS efficacy of antibiotics in human medicine routine use of antibiotics. healthier, more sustainable meat production practices Purchasing hormone-free dairy Emory Healthcare, GA: all milk and yogurt sold in cafeterias is free of recombinant Bovine Growth HEALTH IMPACTS udder infections & other health issues in cows Hormone. antibiotics use in dairy cows to combat health problems Health Care https://noharm-uscanada.org/ kp.org/green @HCWithoutHarm @KPShare A KAISER PERMANENTE. Without Harm

Health Care Food Purchasing Power

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Hospitals and health care systems can use their substantial buying power to help build a healthier food system. Produced with Kaiser Permanente.

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