Hospitals are the places we go to get healthy, so the food we eat while there should have a positive impact on our bodies. With this in mind, more than 700 hospital partners across the nation, including Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, teamed up with us to make healthier choices easier.
On October 6, 2012, Lurie Children’s joined our Hospital Healthier Food Initiative, partnering with us on our mission to create dramatic and expansive improvements in hospital nutrition. From committing to display only health-promoting food options in cafeteria and menu advertising, to removing all fryers and deep-fat fried products and placing healthier food options within five feet of the checkout, the changes our initiative partners are making have the potential to reach many.
At Lurie Children’s, where approximately 600,000 meals are served a year, this could have a big impact on almost 11,000 patients, staff and visitors each year!
“Our patient families’ positive response on surveys to whether the food we serve is healthy and nutritious is rising, and is significantly greater than the average among children’s hospitals. We are proud to be part of PHA and we look forward to continuing to reinforce the health education our clinicians provide the families we serve.
~ Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
More than 700 hospital partners (10 percent of all hospitals nationwide) take part in our Hospital Healthier Food Initiative.