Food Matters

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How About These Apples?

Environmental Nutrition redefines healthy food beyond simple diet.  Twenty years ago, in a side room of the national Food and Nutrition Conference, a group of dietitians sat down to ask… Read More

Balanced Menus

Health care food service revolutionizing menus with "Less Meat, Better Meat." McDonald’s, Whole Foods, and Chipotle are not the only ones making announcements about meat these days. Hundreds of hospitals… Read More
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Taking Our Temperature

The effects of climate change on public health and our food. There is an interdependent relationship between healthy people and a healthy environment. Polluted air and water, for example, do… Read More
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Tainted Feed

Health care’s role in banning arsenic in animal agriculture. Arsenic is a naturally occurring element in the Earth’s crust and can be found throughout our environment in the air, land,… Read More
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Less Food Waste

How to eliminate food waste in health care Four and a half pounds. That’s the average amount of trash every American generates per day. Only a third of that waste… Read More
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Superbugs in Meat

A perspective for health care on antibiotics in animal agriculture Eighty percent of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used for animal agriculture. Most of these antibiotics are used for… Read More
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Sustainable Actions

Health professionals advocate for a greener food system.  Clinicians and health care professionals regularly treat diseases associated with the industrialized food system, from pesticide exposure to the excess consumption of… Read More
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What’s Cookin’?

Energy and water efficiency in health care food services offer big cost savings and environmental impact. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the health care industry is the… Read More
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Purchasing for Mealtime

Accessing sustainably produced food: strategies and tools for hospitals and GPOs For nearly 10 years, Health Care Without Harm’s (HCWH) Healthy Food in Health Care program has worked with hospitals… Read More

Reducing Food Waste

Food waste clogs landfills and contributes to climate change. What is the solution? The amount of food that’s thrown away each year contributes to several environmental and social problems. The… Read More ← Older posts