Webinar Recording: IL Hospitals Recovering Wasted Food & Composting

Hospitals and health systems understand that food security is an important determinant of health. In addition to growing infrastructure for composting and support for food recovery, Illinois hospitals are making large strides in supporting their communities and improving their environmental impacts.

SPEAKERS: Jen Nelson - Seven Generations Ahead, Illinois Food Scrap Coalition, and IL Wasted Food Solutions (moderator) Cynthia Vasquez - Rush Oak Park Hospital, PlanItGreen core team representative Nicole Wynn, MSN, RN-BC - Rush University Medical Center Joe Iosbaker - University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center

LINK TO RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER SURPLUS PROJECT VIDEO: https://www.rush.edu/health-wellness/video-library/rush-surplus-project

Catherine Slocumb, RN, CCM, CLNC
over 2 years agoJanuary 29, 2019
Very interesting webinar.   Enjoyed hearing about all of the initiatives and the phases that the programs went thru to get to their goal.  From U of I It was interesting that they had less food loss when they stopped the practice of fixing all the food in the morning.  Going real time preparing food was something my mom did as chief dietician at Rantoul Air Force Base in 1941-1942 so the hospital patients when they came thru the line got hot just prepared breakfast and dinner steaks, burgers etc.   they loved it!
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