Hospital Healthier Food Initiative
Hospitals are the places we go when we’re not well and need help restoring our bodies to good health.
PHA partners believe the food that’s served in healthcare institutions should have a positive impact on our bodies. The Hospital Healthier Food Initiative ensures that hospital patients, their families and all the people who care for them have healthful meal options that meet high standards for nutrition, labeling, marketing and food preparation.
In all, approximately 700 hospital partners (10 percent of all hospitals nationwide) have stepped up to commit to those standards, from healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente to smaller systems such as El Camino Hospital in the Silicon Valley.
These efforts are not only good for people’s health, they’re good for the bottom line: Henry Ford Health System found that adopting the PHA guidelines for better nutrition also boosted cafeteria sales between 2 and 10 percent at all of its locations.