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USDA teams up with New Mexico hospitals to provide children with free meals

Officials say kids also will play games and learn about nutrition.

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AHF taps David Reeves as new president-elect

The director of hospitality services at Edward-Elmhurst Health starts his term as president-elect in August.

Canyon Vista Medical Center has a growing number of doctors and staff who prefer a plant-based diet for themselves as well as for their patients.

Aspen Valley Hospital in Colorado and New York-based Stony Brook University Hospital tied for first place in the Physicians Committee’s 2016 list of hospitals with the healthiest food.

Less than half of the students with food allergies have allergen-free alternatives available at their school, the report found.

Jose Andres sets his sights on noncommercial to grow his Beefsteak restaurant concept.

A resident-run garden complex at a Pennsylvania senior living facility provides produce for the foodservice operations—and an opportunity for much-needed social interaction.

The facilities plan to raise the portion of ABF proteins to 20 percent.

Floor ambassadors, who take orders by iPad, foster a connection with patients and ensure meal choices align with their recommended diets.

The four-week program delivers “cook and chill” meals to discharged patients at risk of becoming malnourished.

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