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Less food to landfill executive summary

  • Waste
  • food waste
  • Food
  • Toolkit
  • Executive Summary
(Less food to landfill toolkit) This toolkit is intended to mobilize the health care community around the opportunity to reduce food waste in general; reduce methane gas associated with food breakdown in landfills and feed hungry people. 

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UC San Francisco: Tasty food that just happens to be plant-based

  • Case Study
  • Food
“ I don’t sell plant-based, I sell delicious looking and tasting food that just happens to be plant-based."  - Dan Henroid, University of California San Francisco Medical Center  The University of California San Francisco Medical Center is a signatory of the Cool Food Pledge, a new platform to help hospitals offer diners more of what they want while slashing food-related greenhouse gas…

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center: Responding to customer demand

  • Case Study
  • Food
“I just wanted to send some quick feedback about the menu.  The new lentils dish along with the tofu today were both fantastic!  I also especially like when you have legume-based salads as part of the salad bar.  In any case, thank you so much for continually expanding the healthy vegetarian options!”  - Medical resident at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical…

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Overlook Medical Center: Challenging customers to 'try something different'

  • Case Study
  • Food
"Adding novelty to an item can entice an individual to try something that they may not otherwise try." - Michael Atanasio, Overlook Medical Center  Overlook Medical Center in New Jersey is a signatory of the Cool Food Pledge, a new platform to help hospitals offer diners more of what they want while slashing food-related greenhouse gas emissions.  Overlook is one 28 signatories from health…

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Overlook Medical Center chef and kids

Sample awards application: Food

  • Food
  • Awards
Health care organizations nationwide are offering healthier menus, working with farmers to purchase locally and sustainably grown products, reducing the amount of meat they purchase and serve, and going beyond their walls to help meet the food needs of their community, all in an effort to support the health of their patients, staff, surrounding community and the environment. Practice Greenhealth…

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Climate co-benefits of healthy food access interventions

  • Community Benefit and Wellness
  • Food
  • Tool
(Health Care Without Harm) This issue brief provides an introduction to bringing climate risks into the community health needs assessment process and identifying valuable climate co-benefits of new or existing food-related initiatives in the community benefit implementation strategy.  By aligning environmental stewardship activities at the hospital with community health activities, there is a…

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Tax reporting for healthy food access programs

  • Community Benefit and Wellness
  • Food
  • Tool
(Health Care Without Harm) This guidance brief provides an overview of the reporting categories on IRS Form 990 Schedule H, as well as some guidelines and “rules of thumb” for how to report community benefit support for a set of healthy food access initiatives discussed throughout this playbook.  These programs can be an effective component of community benefit implementation strategies to…

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Evaluating healthy food access interventions

  • Community Benefit and Wellness
  • Food
  • Tool
(Health Care Without Harm) This brief contains recommendations to assist community benefit staff and community partners in conducting program evaluation for healthy food access programs. It contains guidance for evaluation planning and links out to validated, frequently used surveys and data collection tools to bolster support for programs nationally and develop a common set of indicators,…

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Data sources to assess food access, environments, and behaviors

  • Community Benefit and Wellness
  • Food
  • Tool
(Health Care Without Harm) This brief provides an overview of secondary data sources to assess food access, food environments, and diet-related health needs commonly used in community health needs assessments (CHNAs), along with some less frequently utilized sources that may complement widely used measures.  The brief also discusses recommendations for collecting primary data on food-related…

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Engaging the community to understand food needs

  • Community Benefit and Wellness
  • Food
(Health Care Without Harm) Understanding the built, social, and economic environments in which community members make food decisions as well as the availability of resources to meet daily food needs is critical to effectively address rising rates of diet-related health conditions. Efforts to improve healthy food access and promote healthier community food environments can have a significant…

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