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Healthy Food in Health Care at CleanMed

Since 2006 the Healthy Food in Health Care Program at HCWH has held a bi-annual conference, FoodMed, to bring together leaders in sustainable health care food service. In 2013, the FoodMed Conference will join forces with CleanMed, in Boston, Massachusetts , April 24-26. CleanMed 2013 will offer a comprehensive Healthy Food in Health Care track which will include workshops, tours and sessions devoted to innovative strategies and best practices for building a healthy and sustainable hospital food service. Also at CleanMed 2013, don't miss the 2nd Healthy Food in Health Care Award Program! This merger creates a wonderful opportunity for leaders from all areas of hospital operations to learn together and return to their facilities with a shared mission to lead on health care sustainability and a preventive health agenda. Below is a taste of what we have in store for you this year…

Pre-Conference Activities

A Pre-conference Food Matters Workshop for health professionals interested in becoming advocates and supporters of healthy and sustainable food systems at their facilities, through their practice and in the public policy arena. Learn more about Food Matters and the type of information presented at this training. A detailed agenda for this session coming soon.

Healthy Food in Healthcare Hospital Tour: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Wednesday, April 24th 2013 | 9:00AM – 12:30 PM

Join the Healthy Food in Health Care team to tour Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an award-winning facility in healthy and sustainable food initiatives, and taste the hospital’s delicious food. The tour will showcase BIDMC’s efforts to increase local purchasing, decrease sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, develop a composting program, and foster community engagement with their food system. Attendees will hear from hospital staff on strategy development for local food initiatives, and from Save that Stuff, a local recycling and composting company.

Lunch onsite at BIDMC. Transportation provided to and from the hospital.

Cost: $20. Contact Carolyn Heaps at cheaps@hcwh.org to register.

Sessions… Sessions… Sessions

A comprehensive set of sustainable food service related sessions including:

A Full Circle Approach to Food: Procurement, Employee Education and Waste Reduction

Building Effective Teams to Promote Healthy Sustainable Food Service Operations

From Gardens to Greenhouses: Hospitals Grown Their Own

Going Deeper: Beyond the Red Lists & Seafood Certifications in Purchasing Seafood

HHI Healthy Food Challenge: Making and Measuring Change

Power In Numbers: Institutional Purchasing Partnerships building a regional Food system

Reconnecting Medicine to Environmental and Public Health: The New Frontier of Environmental Nutrition

Sickeningly Sweet: System-wide Sugar Sweetened Beverage Reduction Initiatives and Other Strategies for Promoting Healthy Food Environments

Sustainable Food Scorecard: Hardwiring Sustainable Food Procurement

The Role of the GPO in Building a Sustainable Food System Supply Chain

The Healthy Food in Health Care Awards

Health Care Without Harm recognizes leaders and models in Healthy Food in Health Care through this bi-annual Awards program. This year we will recognize winners in the categories of: Sustainable Food Procurement; Food Climate Health Connection; Clinical Advocacy and Engagement’; Exemplary Food Service Professional. The Awards will be presented at CleanMed on Thursday, April 25. Learn more about the Healthy Food in Health Care Awards.

Healthy Food in Health Care Celebration Dinner

Join us for the 2013 Healthy Food in Health Care Celebration Dinner - a celebration of our members’ work throughout the past year. Join the Healthy Food in Health Care team for delicious, food and to honor our 2012 Healthy Food in Health Care Award Winners. All CleanMed attendees are welcome to meet and mingle with fellow health care professionals and those interested in healthy food systems, while tasting New England's bounty.

Cost: $39. Time: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24


Food Exhibitors

The CleanMed exhibit hall will feature companies and organizations that can support healthy and sustainable food service operations.

Resources and Support for Building Healthy and Sustainable Food Service Operations

Our full team of Regional Organizers will be on hand at the HCWH Booth and throughout the conference to support your engagement and help you to connect to resources and models that will support your journey. Please seek us out!

And last but not least… come to enjoy the delicious and sustainably produced food served throughout the conference!

We look forward to this new partnership and meeting you and your health care food service team at CleanMed 2013!

The Healthy Food in Health Care Team

Agenda At-a-Glance
Complete Agenda
Featured Speakers
Pre-Conference Events
Opening Plenary Session
Healthy Food in Health Care
Environmental Excellence Awards