The Future of food in health care



Nourish is a national community of practice for innovators shaping the future of food in health care. From Haida Gwaii, British Columbia to Gander, Newfoundland, we’ve assembled influencers from across health care who want to work collaboratively to develop the strategies, practices, and policies that build a food culture that nourishes patients, staff, and communities, for generations to come. The two year program launches this January.


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Food is Health Blog

We are in an era of incredible pressure on the Canadian healthcare system. The silver tsunami and a growing burden of chronic disease are forcing a conversation around the next big innovation since medicare. How will food fit into this future? Read the first blog from Nourish Program Designer & Facilitator Hayley Lapalme, "Food is Health: Capturing the full value of food in care."

The Leadership Cohort

Supported by an ecosystem of mentors, facilitators, and partners, 25 selected health care innovators from across the country have been selected for a two-year program that will reimagine the role of food in health care, and the role of health care in sustainable food systems. Through project design and practice, dialogue, experimentation and action, Nourish innovators will lead a national effort to activate healthcare institutions as anchors of health, within and beyond their walls. The cohort will be supported by the Nourish ecosystem to develop technical, strategic, and personal leadership capabilities to host transformative conversations and bring innovation to their organizations. It is a community of practice that is also part leadership program and part innovation lab.


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