Hospitals Promoting a
Culture of Health through Food
Good Food, Healthy Hospitals brings together healthcare institutions to create a culture of wellness through food. Pennsylvania hospitals purchase, serve and sell food to thousands of patients, staff, and visitors. This exciting initiative is administered by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) in partnership with the PA Department of Health and Philadelphia Department of Public Health and is aimed at improving the health of communities through better nutrition.
To date, 50 hospitals representing 11 health systems in 26 counties across the Commonwealth are implementing food service guidelines to support healthier and more sustainable food and beverage options to their community. Continued expansion is planned through 2023 with funding by the Pennsylvania Department of Health through the State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) grant and Preventive Health and Human Services Block Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For more information about Good Food, Healthy Hospitals and how you can get involved, contact Jennifer Aquilante, Food Policy Coordinator ator .