That’s the question we investigated for the past year with the input of nearly 700 members of the UHN community. You shared your expertise in interviews, sent your ideas online, shared your soothing foods on post-it notes, dug into complexity at conversations cafés, responded to surveys, and even gave your feedback on […]
Project Description: The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, in partnership with My Sustainable Canada, is pleased to present a health care food services resource guide highlighting ENERGY STAR® qualified product use best practices, which was developed with the financial support of Natural Resources Canada. A recent survey conducted by […]
Project Description: According to a recent Canadian Coalition of Green Health Care survey conducted jointly with My Sustainable Canada and funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, several Ontario health care facilities are purchasing local food, but none have undertaken extensive food service audits. These audits could provide baseline information on […]
Project SOIL has grown from collaborative research relationships developed between critical individuals at My Sustainable Canada, the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care and Nourishing Communities.
Project Description: This project will address several barriers to purchasing local food in public institutions through action and assessment. Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) and the project partners will work with food distributors to improve the availability of local food options. This is of benefit to RMH, and the entire Region […]
Project Description: This project was developed to study the practicality, cost benefit, health and environmental benefits of incorporating local food into patient meals and cafeterias. The following initiatives were undertaken: 50 hospitals and longterm care facilities were administered a survey, with 33/50 responding. Hosted one webinar on the results of […]