REPORT OUTLINES LEADING TREND IN HEALTH CARE SECTOR: HOSPITALS NATIONWIDE PURCHASING LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE FOOD
This Pledge Report details the concrete food purchasing steps these facilities are making. For example:
-- 80 facilities (70%) are purchasing up to 40% of their produce locally
-- Over 90 facilities (80%) are purchasing rBGH-free milk
-- 100% have increased fresh fruit and vegetable offerings
-- 50 facilities (44%) are purchasing meat produced without the use of hormones or antibiotics
Heath Care without Harm , an international coalition of more than 473 organizations in 52 countries, is working to transform the health care sector, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment. For more information on the healthy food pledge see http://www.noharm.org/us/food /pledge .
To learn more about HCWH's work on food and other issues related to health care www.healthyfoodinhealthcare.org .
Jamie Harvie, HCWH Food Coordinator, (218) 340-6442
Marie Kulick, HCWH Purchasing Coordinator, (612) 870-3422