Good Food, Healthy Hospitals Initiative

Hospitals promoting a culture of health through food

Good Food, Healthy Hospitals brings together healthcare institutions to make the healthy choice the easy choice and create a culture of wellness through food. Pennsylvania hospitals serve and sell food to thousands of patients, staff and visitors. As such, they have great capacity to positively impact their communities. The Pennsylvania Department of Health has joined with Get Healthy Philly and The Common Market Mid-Atlantic to build this initiative and transform hospital food environments. To date we have engaged 39 hospitals representing 8 large health systems who have pledged to offer healthier and more sustainable food and beverage options to patients, staff, and visitors every day. 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 Health Services Block Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

See what’s happening at our pledge sites.

View the Healthy Hospitals Food, Beverage, and Procurement Standards.

View the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals Pledge.

  • Download poster size version here
  • Learn more about the SPAN grant in Pennsylvania.

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For more information about Good Food, Healthy Hospitals and how you can get involved, contact Catherine Bartoli, Healthy Food Procurement Coordinator at or 215-685-5281.