Morrison Healthcare Food Services
2016 Progress Report
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.
“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.”