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Farm-to-Institution: How Hospitals Overcame Barriers

June 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This webinar is designed for a hospital food service and community benefit audience but relevant to all organizations, agencies, and individuals seeking to assist institutions in using their purchasing power to leverage a healthier food and agriculture system. Health Care Without Harm (HCHW) is partnering with the CFN and the VA Food Policy Council in offering this webinar. A Community Outreach Manager from Carilion Clinic in Richmond, VA will discuss the findings of their Community Health Needs Assessment and the many innovative initiatives that came out of this assessment. A General Manager and Chef from Food and Nutrition Services at Lehigh Valley Health Network in PA will discuss the challenges they have faced in sourcing fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients and in managing their own garden. They will present details on how collaborations with other institutions have helped to resolve some of these challenges. Click here to register. You are also invited to the follow-up regional videoconference for further dialogue, sharing questions and experiences, and discussion about potential ongoing learning groups for peer to peer sharing opportunities. Please register: http://tinyurl.com/y8wf6npz

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