patient satisfaction

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.

Room Service Improves Nutritional Intake and Increases Patient Satisfaction While Decreasing Food Waste and Cost.

Room Service Improves Nutritional Intake and Increases Patient Satisfaction While Decreasing Food Waste and Cost.

Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Year: 2017
A comprehensive evaluation of a room service model at an Australian acute care facility showed results of increased energy and protein intake, decreased food waste to 12% and meal costs by 15%, and increased patient satisfaction.

Plow to Plate: The Community Hospital as Change Agent

Plow to Plate: The Community Hospital as Change Agent

Source: New Milford Hospital, Connecticut
Year: 2012
Plow to Plate is a program that advocates healthy food as a direct path to disease prevention while promoting the local agricultural economy. It delivers a fully integrated, healthful food service program to patients, staff and the community, using fresh produce from local farms and shows results with increased patient satisfaction scores.