Creating Healthier Places

Morrison Healthcare Food Services

2017 Progress Report

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

      Sixty 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 out of 388 hospitals (5%) met all of the criteria in the Wellness Platform. In addition, • 92% of hospitals (319 of 345) only promoted healthier options in advertising/pictorials on patient menus • 90% of hospitals (319 of 355) only promoted healthier options in advertising/pictorials in cafeterias • 88% of hospitals (342 of 388) eliminated all added trans fat • 82% of hospitals (320 of 388) served whole grain breads, rolls, buns, and bagels as the default option for these items • 68% of hospitals (265 of 388) served whole grain or legume-based options as the default option for pasta • 66% of hospitals (247 of 377) labeled all items in the cafeteria at the point of purchase or service with calories per serving • 60% of hospitals (226 of 377) had at least 60% of their a la carte side offerings meeting healthier criteria • 46% of hospitals (173 of 377) had at least 60% of their a la carte entree offerings meeting healthier criteria • 74% of hospitals (84 of 114) offered at least one children's wellness meal on the patient menu • 56% of hospitals (192 of 343) offered at least two adult wellness meals on the patient menu • 34% of hospitals (124 of 363) offered at least one children's wellness meal at lunch and 32% of hospitals (92 of 291) offered at least one children's wellness meal at dinner in the cafeteria • 24% of hospitals (87 of 365) offered at least three adult wellness meals at lunch and 19% of hospitals (52 of 271) offered at leat three adult wellness meals at dinner in the cafeteria • 34% of hospitals (129 of 377) offered only healthier items at cash register stations in the cafeteria

    • Implementation Date

      October 2017
    • Reporting Date

      November 2017

Partner Statement

“Serving hospitals and large health systems requires a specialized focused on The Experience that provides an optimal environment for healing, and supports the families and caregivers who play a critical role in a patient’s well-being and future health. Morrison serves seven of the top 10 children’s hospitals nationally and from those partnerships has crafted a comprehensive approach that is designed to inspire people to eat nourishing food and lead healthier lifestyles.

"We are proud to continue our journey as a PHA lifetime partner, as we all work to end childhood obesity, create healthier workplaces, and build healthier communities.”