Leveraging hospital food purchasing to support local economies

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1:00 p.m. ET

Leveraging hospital food purchasing to support local economies

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Hospitals are increasingly seeking opportunities to purchase food from local and diverse farmers and food businesses in order to align their food service operations with their mission to serve and support the health of their communities. This webinar will introduce you to Practice Greenhealth’s local and equitable food purchasing guidance and resources. Hackensack Meridian Health will share how they applied our guidance and the resulting impacts experienced by their community collaborator The CommonMarket.

Emma Sirois

Emma Sirois

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National Director, Healthy Food in Health Care

Health Care Without Harm


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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