Farm to Hospital

Breakout Session

Hospitals are embracing their role as models for health when it comes to the meals they serve and the food they provide. Procuring food from local farmers is a win-win for hospitals and communities. This workshop will share stories from across the country and provide simple and sound strategies that can be put into place in any community.


Presenters

Diane Harris

Diane Harris

Diane Harris, Ph.D., MPH, is a Health Scientist in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Lead for the Healthy Food Environments Team in the Obesity Prevention and Control Branch, which focuses on research, technical assistance, and programmatic support for increasing access to healthy foods.


Jennifer Obadia

Jennifer Obadia

Jennifer Obadia, Ph.D., is the Eastern U.S. Director for Health Care Without Harm's Healthy Food in Health Care Program. In this capacity she guides a team to support hospitals in their role to improve regional food systems. This includes transitioning their procurement toward more sustainable and regionally produced foods and engaging in the development of healthy community food systems.