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Trends show U.S. hospitals are changing the food system

Healthy Food In Health Care 2016-2017 Health Care Without Harm Health care institutions are adopting practices to support a food system that is environmentally sustainable, improves nutritional quality, and supports human dignity and justice. HOSPITAL FOOD HUB HEALTH BEYOND HOSPITAL WALLS LESS MEAT BETTER MEAT SUSTAINABLE LOCAL 57% 66% 61% 82% 1IN 5 50% are choosing to purchase meat products raised without routine offer diet and nutrition education* include local purchase local foods, hospitals have farmers reduced or sustainable purchasing criteria in meat averaging markets, $244,000 gardens, produce prescription served antibiotics, up from contracts or * For community benefit programs targeting obesity, diet-related disease, or food access. According to a recent Health Care Without Harm survey of community benefit professionals. 49% annually and/or CSA RFPS in 2014 programs 1/3OF U.S. HOSPITALS ARE PART OF OUR NETWORK

Trends show U.S. hospitals are changing the food system

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Six trends — and the stories behind them — illustrate how health care is transforming communities and markets through local and sustainable food initiatives.

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