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Purchasing guide to sourcing food without genetically engineered ingredients

  • Food
  • Food and Beverage Purchasing
  • Purchasing
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Sustainable food service operations
  • Guide
Purchasers can take the following steps to source foods produced without the use of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients (also called “genetically modified” or “GMOs”).

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Purchaser's guide to sourcing sustainable coffee and tea

  • Food
  • Food and Beverage Purchasing
Coffee and tea production have become increasingly industrialized since the 1970s relying on more chemical-intensive fertilization and pest control techniques and other practices that can have many negative social, economic, and human and environmental health impacts. As organizations that purchase, serve or otherwise make coffee and tea readily available to patients, staff and visitors, health…

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Choosing seafood for health care

  • Food
  • Food and Beverage Purchasing
  • Purchasing
  • White Paper
  • seafood
(Health Care Without Harm) A white paper exploring issues of sustainability in the seafood industry and how hospital purchasers can support practices that protect the health of individuals, communities, and the environment. 

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Redefining protein: Purchasing considerations (Health Care Without Harm)

  • Food
  • Food and Beverage Purchasing
  • Mitigation
  • Purchasing
[Plant-Forward Future] Research reveals that certain dietary patterns have been noted to have the ideal composition for human health and reduced environmental impact. This guide offers procurement recommendations based on values of sustainability, nutrition, social, and animal welfare concerns. These considerations were generated based on findings detailed in "Redefining protein: Adjusting diets…

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Delivering community benefit: Healthy food playbook (Health Care Without Harm)

  • Food
  • Community Benefit and Wellness
  • Toolkit
(Health Care Without Harm) Hospitals can tackle food insecurity, obesity, and chronic disease while promoting healthy, local, and sustainable food systems. The “Delivering community benefit: Healthy food playbook” inspires and supports health professionals with resources to address diet-related community health needs.

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Community gardens and farms

  • Food
  • Community Benefit and Wellness
(Health Care Without Harm) Community gardens can take a variety of forms including rooftop gardens, schoolyard gardens, backyard gardens and neighborhood gardens.

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Less food to landfill how-to guide

  • Food
  • Less Food to Landfill
  • Guide
The "Less food to landfill how-to guide" offers hospitals step-by-step guidance on the EPA Food recovery hierarchy for food waste prevention, donation and landfill avoidance.  

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Less Food to Landfill Posters

  • Food
  • Less Food to Landfill
Feed People, Not Landfills Poster Template Highlight the less food waste champions within your organization using this "Feed People, Not Landfills" poster template. Simply download this Microsoft Word document, customize with your organizations logo and employees' information, and save to a PDF to print. Download Template Below is a sample poster from a Practice Greenhealth…

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Less Food to Landfill PowerPoint Presentation

  • Food
  • Less Food to Landfill
Download and modify this power point with script to educate teams, community members or departments around the Less Food to Landfill goal and toolkit.   Less Food to Landfill PowerPoint and Script Download PowerPoint Presentation  

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