Reshaping the food environments in our hospital retail settings

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Published on: June 20, 2016

Healthy Foods in Champlain Hospitals / Partner Newsletter / Spring 2016

Healthy Food Champlain LINHSince the first seven hospitals signed the Healthy Foods Declaration in April 2014, the program has grown exponentially. All hospitals have lots to celebrate as they have made tremendous strides in providing great tasting and healthier food options. Here is just a sample of what we have been up to since then:

  • Grown from seven sites implementing to all 23 hospital campuses in the Champlain LHIN
  • Celebrated 21 sites achieving Bronze, many of which have already begun working towards Silver
  • Established an engaged group of senior leaders from all hospitals who come together quarterly to discuss and prioritize healthy food
  • Increased fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy snacks in all sites
  • Reduced operational deep fryers from 15 to 2
  • Increased sites posting calorie and sodium information for entrees from 4 to 22, helping consumers make informed decisions daily