Hospitals and Healthy Eating: Making Connections, Modeling Health (2014)

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Date: 
Thursday, June 12, 2014

This webinar provides information about a healthy eating policy assessment tool developed for use with hospitals, and about how two children’s hospitals in WI and OH are modeling healthy food environments for kids, parents, staff, and other community members through a Farmer’s Market Café, phasing out sugary drinks, and using other promising and best practices for promoting healthy eating.

Growing numbers of hospitals across the country and in Minnesota are taking steps to reduce sugary drink consumption and improve the food environments within their facilities as a way to support healthy eating for staff, patients and visitors, and to model health-promoting behaviors for their communities.  This webinar provides information about a healthy eating policy assessment tool developed by the Hennepin County Public Health Department and how it can be used to connect with hospitals on healthy eating objectives. Participants will also learn about how two children’s hospitals (American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, WI and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH) are modeling healthy food environments for kids, parents, staff, and other community members through a Farmer’s Market Café, phasing out sugary drinks, and using other promising and best practices for promoting healthy eating.  We will also highlight free, practical resources available to inform and support healthy food in hospital initiatives. 

Presenters: 

  • Kathryn Grover, Director of Nutrition Services, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Nan Peterson, MS, RN, Director for Child Health Advocacy, American Family Children’s Hospital
  • Laura Oliven Silberfarb, MPP, Oliven Policy Solutions
  • Julie Ralston Aoki, JD, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center

To view this webinar, click here.

To download a copy of the slides, click here:  webinar slides PDF

Questions?  Please email julie.ralstonaoki@wmitchell.edu for more information. This webinar has been made possible with support from the Minnesota Cancer Alliance and the Center for Prevention at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.