Creating Healthier Places

Morrison Healthcare Food Services

Year Committed: 2013
Length of Commitment: 5 years

Move healthcare institutions toward delivering nutritious options to meet the needs of the children, families, and communities Morrison serves by adopting standards for nutrition labeling, food marketing, wellness meal offerings, eliminations of fried foods and increasing healthier beverages and fruits and vegetables offered. Morrison will specifically work to accomplish these goals with the approximately 400 hospital accounts it oversees that use Foodbuy, which makes purchasing programs available for Morrison’s use at accounts where Morrison provides food and nutrition services.

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Verified Results

    • Commitment Element

      Forty-five percent of all Foodbuy Hospital accounts will meet all of the criteria in the Wellness Platform. Additional Foodbuy Hospitals accounts will meet some, but not all, of the criteria.
    • Progress To Date

      A total of 18 hospitals (5%, n=347) met all of the criteria in the Wellness Platform.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2016
    • Reporting Date

      November 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Eighty percent of total beverage purchases will meet healthier beverage criteria.
    • Progress To Date

      Sixty-four percent of Morrison's total beverage purchases made in 2015 met healthier beverage criteria.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2016
    • Reporting Date

      November 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Increase fruit and vegetable purchases (fresh, canned and frozen without sweetener or salt, and dried without sweetener) to a minimum of 10% of total food dollar purchases.
    • Progress To Date

      Morrison's 2015 fruit and vegetable purchases comprised 10% of all food purchases.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2016
    • Reporting Date

      November 2016
    • Commitment Element

      No deep fried or pre-fried foods are offered.
    • Progress To Date

      A total of 89 hospitals (19%, n=457) had removed deep fat fryers from their hospital facility. One hundred fifty-six hospitals (34%) offered no deep-fried or pre-fried foods in retail and 224 hospitals (49%) offered no deep-fried or pre-fried foods on patient menus. Overall, 33 hospitals (7%) met all criteria, including deep fryer removal and no deep-fried or pre-fried foods served.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2016
    • Reporting Date

      November 2016

Partner Statement

“Hospital and health system partners look to Morrison Healthcare for wellness expertise and guidance to help drive their healing mission. As a company that serves more than one million meals daily, Morrison Healthcare has an enormous opportunity to influence the eating habits of patients, hospital employees and guests.

"WellPower is how Morrison uses the Power of Food to inspire and motivate patients, guests and employees to eat delicious, nutritious food and make healthy choices so they can sustain healthier lifestyles.

"Notable wellness achievements of participating Morrison PHA hospitals during the past year include: • 278 hospitals or 91% display healthy marketing and advertising in their cafés and on patient menus. • 246 hospitals have provided 75% healthy items at the register and 123 hospitals have 100% healthy items within 5 feet of the register. • Fruits and vegetables comprised 10% of all food purchases.

"Morrison also provides foodservice operations and supports the healthy food initiatives of additional hospitals that are independently signed to the PHA Hospital Healthy Food Initiative, including: • Nemours Children Hospital • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago • Meridian Health System • Kaiser Permanente • LAC+USC Medical Center and other LA County hospitals managed by Morrison Healthcare have recently signed up under the PRIME Project with the Los Angeles County Health Department.”