Report: The Role of Food in Hospitals

June 16, 2017
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This HealthCareCAN Issue Brief, funded by a grant from The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation, discusses the current state of food in hospitals, as well as the barriers and opportunities to improving food in these institutions. It also explores the potential benefits of hospital programs which address healthy eating and local and sustainable food procurement, and highlights a number of good food innovations within hospitals in Canada and internationally. While the focus is on patient food in hospitals, hospital retail food is also within the scope of this paper.