institutional policy

Nourishing the Future of Food in Health Care: A Pan-Canadian Policy Scan 2018

Nourishing the Future of Food in Health Care:  A Pan-Canadian Policy Scan 2018

Source: Jennifer Reynolds, Nourish
Date: May 2018

The McConnell Foundation commissioned Food Secure Canada to conduct a pan-Canadian scan and create an inventory of existing health, agriculture and procurement policies that guide food in health care settings in order to better identify opportunities for policy innovation that can help shift hospitals and other care centres toward more healthy, delicious, local, sustainable and cultural food. This report aims to highlight policy gaps and opportunities before us.

Healthy Foods in Hospitals Program, Champlain Hospitals

Healthy Foods in Hospitals Program, Champlain Hospitals

Source:  Champlain Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Network (CCPN)
Year: 2016
The Healthy Foods in Hospitals Program is creating supportive, healthy nutrition environments in Champlain hospitals so that the healthy choice is the easy choice for staff, physicians, visitors, patients, and volunteers. The emphasis is on retail food settings; this includes cafeteria, vending, volunteer, and franchise operations on hospital campuses.

The Journey to Healthy Eating at Capital Health

The Journey to Healthy Eating at Capital Health

Source: Capital Health
Year: 2011
Nova Scotia’s Capital Health is the first health authority in Canada to adopt a healthy eating strategy and policy. This journey toward healthy eating began in 2004 when we, as an organization, took a critical look at the role we play in supporting healthy living within our locations and our community.

Halton Health Services (HHS) Local Food Procurement Statement

Halton Health Services (HHS) Local Food Procurement Statement

Source: Halton Health Services
Year: 2015
The local food procurement statement supports the HHS Nutrition & Food Services department in working with local producers by creating a shareable plan and process for integrating local suppliers into institutional purchasing structures.