Healthy Food, Healthy Hospitals, Healthy Communities: Stories of Healthcare Leaders Bringing Fresher, Healthier Food Choices to their Patients, Staff and Communities

Given food’s significant role in human health, every food purchase a hospital or nursing home makes has the potential to help accomplish its mission of promoting health and combating or preventing disease. Through leadership and the significant purchasing power of their facilities, hospitals are bringing about change by hosting farmers markets and farm stands; by purchasing and serving food produced in ways that are healthier for humans and the environment; and by improving the quality of food in vending machines. Read more about eight hospital case studies and the tools for change in this report.