Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
3 year commitment
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 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford (Stanford Children’s Health), teamed up with PHA to make healthier choices easier.
On October 6, 2012, Stanford Children’s Health joined PHA’s 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 Stanford Children’s Health.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is excited to be collaborating with the Partnership for a Healthier America on our nation’s obesity crisis. As a children’s hospital, we have a responsibility to model the healthiest environment possible for our patients, their families and the community. Together with the Partnership for a Healthier America, we’re helping lead the industry in making children’s hospitals healthier places to be.
~Christopher G. Dawes, President & CEO
With approximately 13,000 pediatric patients, 3,600 employees and 250,000 meals served every year, Stanford Children’s Health’s participation could have a big impact on many patients, staff and visitors each year!
More than 700 hospital partners (10 percent of all hospitals nationwide) take part in our Hospital Healthier Food Initiative.