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Hackensack Meridian Health


Started on March 13, 2014
3 year commitment | View progress

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 Hackensack Meridian Health, teamed up with us to make healthier choices easier.

On March 13, 2014, Hackensack Meredian Health 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 have the potential to reach many at Hackensack Meredian Health’s five facilities.

With more than 275,000 patients, nearly 13,000 team members, around 2000 physician partners, well over 2000 volunteers, and thousands of visitors traveling in and out of its hospitals each year, Hackensack Meredian Health’s participation could potentially impact many by providing all who travel through these facilities with a wide range of nutritious and well-balanced options.

More than 700 hospital partners (10 percent of all hospitals nationwide) take part in our Hospital Healthier Food Initiative.