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Healthy Choices Come Easy at the Café at Mid Coast Hospital

 
 
Fresh start—New signs, nutritious offerings, and better ways to help you make the healthy choice the easy choice are all hallmarks of the Healthy Café. (Photo by Steve Trockman)
As part of Mid Coast’s ongoing effort to provide the absolute best care for our community, we have signed on to the Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) "Hospital Healthy Food Initiative.” Across the country, 155 hospitals are taking part, making it the most expansive effort to impact hospital food and nutrition to date.

"Given our commitment to the health of our community, we are excited to take part in the Hospital Healthy Food Initiative,” said Lois Skillings, Mid Coast Health Services President and CEO. "Offering a wide variety of affordable and healthy options to patients, visitors, and employees will help them make the healthy choice the easy choice.”

Over the next three years, Mid Coast will focus on creating a healthier environment with increased availability of nutritious options. Specifically, the initiative asks participating hospitals to adopt standards in the following categories: 
  • Boost access to fruits and vegetables
  • Make healthy meals more affordable 
  • Encourage healthier beverage choices 
  • Focus on preparing healthier foods 
  • Label foods with nutrition information 
  • Market healthy foods in cafeterias and on menus
"Through this commitment, our café is building upon many of the healthy practices already in place at Mid Coast, providing the best care possible for our community,” said Ross Taylor, Director of Environmental Services at Mid Coast.
 
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