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Minn. hospital spices up operations, menu

Patients at Twin Cities Community Hospital can order from a menu, have their meal cooked-to-order and then have the executive chef come check to see how everything turned out.

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N.J. woman files $5M lawsuit against hospital cafeteria

The lawsuit alleges the kitchens at Mount Sinai Hospital were so dirty that an elderly patient was sickened by listeria bacteria and died.

The meal plan is more about filling residents with tasty, good-for-you foods that promote heart and brain health than it is about calorie restriction, officials say.

A year ago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital decided to replace its cafeteria with a collection of fast-casual and quick-service restaurants.

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District hired a couple of consultants to evaluate students and educate their families about obesity, diet and other lifestyle issues.

When it comes to organic farming, St. Luke’s Hospital foodservice staff have found ways to streamline production and maximize utilization.

Hospital cafeteria managers may currently be considered exempt executives, but if they earn less than $50,000, they will now be eligible for overtime pay.

A registered dietitian recently planted a patio garden at Mayo Clinic, citing benefits such as fresh produce for the hospital and opportunities for physical activity, stress release and education.

After a local paper chastised the University of Iowa hospital system for its high amount of food waste, hospital leaders took a multi-pronged approach to waste reduction and sustainability.

Lisa Poggas, nutrition and environmental services director at Parker Adventist Hospital and Castle Rock Adventist Hospital—both in Colorado—has implemented

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