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 Nemours, teamed up with PHA to make healthier choices easier.
On October 6, 2012, Nemours joined PHA’s Hospital Healthier Food Initiative, partnering with to create dramatic and expansive improvements in hospital nutrition. From committing to displaying 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 Nemour’s two participating facilities.
Within a system solely dedicated to children’s health, these two hospitals provide care for more than 153,000 pediatric patients every year, to whom they serve an average of nearly 100,000 meals. When including the nearly 3,500 employees and thousands of guests, that’s almost 1,000,000 meals every year!
More than 700 hospital partners (10 percent of all hospitals nationwide) take part in our Hospital Healthier Food Initiative.