Food service cohort session: Local & equitable food purchasing

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 4:00 p.m. ET

Food service cohort session: Local & equitable food purchasing

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Description

Purchasing food from local and diverse farmers and food producers is an important strategy for hospitals interested in supporting local economies and increasing community resilience. During this interactive session, attendees will explore local and diverse food purchasing challenges and identify solutions for the greatest impact. 

Discussion questions:

  • What are your biggest challenges to purchasing local food? 
  • What are your biggest challenges to purchasing from diverse vendors?
  • What purchasing solutions has your organization used, and what were the results? 
  • What would help you advance your local and diverse food purchasing work?
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Emma Sirois

Emma Sirois

Job Title
National Director, Healthy Food in Health Care

Organization
Health Care Without Harm

Bio

Emma has dedicated herself over the last 25 years to building a better food system that nourishes our bodies, communities, and planet. In her current role, she leads a team of content experts and organizers to engage the health care sector to use their economic, social, and political influence to support the development of healthy, sustainable, and equitable food systems. Emma holds a master’s in Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University.

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