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Hospitals As Anchor Institutions

MAKING THE HEALTHY CHOICE THE EASY CHOICE HOSPITALS AS ANCHOR INSTITUTIONS Hosting hospital-based farmers markets Kaiser Permanente: founded one of the first hospital-based farmers market in 2003 and now hosts more than 50 farmers markets. IMPROVING COMMUNITY FOOD ENVIRONMENTS Reducing waste & donating unused food to the hungry • by modeling good nutrition and improving environmental health inside and outside their facilities University of lowa Hospitals and Clinics: reduced food waste by 40% in 2013 by eliminating less-popular menu items and cutting surplus servings. The hospital donated more food to organizations that feed the hungry and composted 77 tons of food. • by collaborating with community-based programs to support a healthy, regional food system and increased access to healthy food Educating patients about healthy grocery shopping and meal preparation Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: teamed up with the foodservices company Aramark to launch Home Plate, an innovative research study designed to combat childhood obesity, which teaches low-income parents the skills to cook healthy meals at home. Supporting health professionals to be effective public policy advocates Health Care Without Harm's Food Matters program: engages over 4,000 doctors, nurses, and dietitians across the country to become leaders and advocates for a more sustainable food system. Writing healthy food "prescriptions" Fresh Prescription, City of Detroit & the Ecology Center: An expanding network of health care sites across the city are connecting chronic disease patients, at risk pediatric patients and food insecure families with local healthy food resources by writing prescriptions for fresh, local fruits and vegetables. Health Care @HCWithoutHarm @KPShare KAISER PERMANENTE. Without Harm

Hospitals As Anchor Institutions

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Hospitals can improve community food environments by: modeling good nutrition, improving environmental health inside and outside their facilities, and collaborating with community-based programs to su...




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