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Healthy Food in Health Care Webinar: Local & Sustainable Food Purchasing

September 13, 2012

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern

Hospitals and healthcare systems have the opportunity to support a sustainable food system through their purchasing decisions. By procuring and serving sustainably-produced and seasonal foods, healthcare institutions can provide direct benefits to their patients and staff; while also boosting the larger economic, ecological, and public health of their communities. Developing and implementing sustainable food policies can support and drive these sustainable procurement efforts.

Coordinated by San Francisco Bay Area PSR. Oregon PSR's Gretchen Miller is one of the presenters.

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