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Oregon Health & Science University


Started on October 6, 2012
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 Oregon Health & Science (OHSU), teamed up with PHA to make healthier choices easier.

On October 6, 2012, OHSU 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 the many patients, employees and guest that pass through OHSU. Thanks to OHSU’s participation in the initiative, more than 130,000 pediatric patients cared for at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital will now have healthier choices and so will the more than 630,000 adults treated at OHSU.

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

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