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Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center: Local food procurement and provision

  • Food
  • Food and Beverage Purchasing
  • Food Case Study
  • Case Study
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has been working to change its food offerings to more nutritious and locally sourced and sustainable meals since 2009. The FNS department has expanded its network of New England vendors to provide greens, baked goods, eggs, meat, and dairy to customers.

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Advocate Health Care: Food resolution antibiotics

  • Food
  • Antimicrobial
  • EPP
  • Purchasing
  • Advocate Health Care
  • Exemplary Document
While Advocate has a robust antimicrobial stewardship program for prescribing practices, the organization continues to purchase meat, poultry, seafood and dairy products that are produced with large amounts of non-therapeutic antibiotics. Their goal is to adopt a system-wide food procurement policy that includes the preferential purchasing of meat, poultry, seafood, and dairy products produced…

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Get started guide: Healthy food and beverage environments

  • Guide
  • Sustainable food service operations
  • Food
Hospital food service often mirrors general societal food consumption patterns.  However, the health mission and large purchasing power of hospitals make them excellent models and drivers for healthier food environments and systems. There is an emerging understanding that the “health” of a food choice is a combination of the nutritional benefits is provides, and the way in which that food was…

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University of Washington Medical Center: Food resolution antibiotics

  • Food
  • Antibiotics
  • Exemplary Document
  • University of Washington
  • Exemplary Document
Antibiotic resistance directly impacts patient care in the hospital setting as an increasing number of hospital-acquired infections are now caused by highly resistant bacteria. This threat is growing in healthcare due to the widespread use of antibiotics, much of which is given needlessly and non-therapeutically to animals intended for food. University of Washington Medical Center is trying to …

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Less food to landfill get started guide

  • Food
  • Get Started Guide
  • Guide
  • Toolkit
  • Less Food to Landfill
(Less food to landfill toolkit) This is a call to action for hospitals and health systems to join together around food recovery, donation and landfill avoidance. This work will help tackle what is a critical waste issue, climate issue and community issue. This guide walks Practice Greenhealth members through the process of baseline assessment, prevention, donation, animal feeding, industrial uses…

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Kaiser Permanente: Sustainable food policy

  • Food
  • Environmental Nutrition
  • Food Service
  • Exemplary Document
  • Kaiser Permanente
This is a sustainable food policy for Kaiser Permanente Health System.  Kaiser Permanente aspires to improve the health of our members, employees, our communities and the environment by increasing access to fresh, healthy food in and around KP facilities. Kaiser Permanente supports food systems that are ecologically sound, economically viable and socially responsible by the way food is purchased…

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Less food to landfills poster: EPA

  • Waste
  • Food
  • food waste
  • Composting
  • Poster
  • Toolkit
(Less food to landfill toolkit) Download the 8.5" x 11" Less food to landfill print-ready poster to print onsite or at a local printer. This poster features a statistic from the EPA and ways hospitals can start reducing food waste. 

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Less food to landfill EPA poster

Washington Hospital and Healthcare: Sustainable food policy

  • Food
  • Environmental Nutrition
  • Food Service
  • Exemplary Document
  • Washington Hospital
This is a sustainable food policy from Washington Hospital and Healthcare. In accordance with Washington Hospital Healthcare System’s Statement of Environmental Goals, we will strive to be an environmental leader in a manner that protects environmental and human health. In establishing a healthy and sustainable food policy, Washington Hospital recognizes its responsibility to carry out its…

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Less food to landfills poster: Methane

  • Food
  • Waste
  • food waste
  • Composting
  • Poster
  • Toolkit
(Less food to landfill toolkit) Download the 8.5" x 11" Less food to landfill print-ready poster to print onsite or at a local printer. This poster is about how hospitals can use composting to reduce food waste and greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Less food to landfill poster: Methane

University of Washington Medical Center: Sustainable food services policy

  • Food
  • Environmental Nutrition
  • Food Service
  • Exemplary Document
  • University of Washington Medical Center
This is a sustainable food services policy from the University of Washington Medical Center. Implicit in the University of Washington Medical Center’s (UWMC) mission statement is its “commitment to the ongoing health of the people of the region.” This is a commitment to the wellbeing of UWMC patients, staff, visitors, students, the City of Seattle and the broader Northwest community it serves.…

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