June 14—Hudson (Wisc.) Hospital & Clinics’ Nutrition Services is paving the way for a new initiative called: Sustainable Nutrition Services. The goal is to collaborate, educate and implement sustainable nutrition practices at the hospital to improve the health of staff, visitors and patients. It’s a work in progress which began about four years ago. In 2010 the hospital board of directors signed the Healthy Food in Health Care Pledge.
Sustainable Nutrition Services goals are:
• Educate staff, patients and community about the importance of good daily nutrition and portion control.
• Minimize food waste.
• Reduce disposable packaging.
• Increase local farm purchases.
• Compost on-site.