Nourish: The future of food in health care

Nourish has created a community of practice for innovators from across Canadian healthcare who are working to reconnect food, culture, and health.

From Haida Gwaii, British Columbia to Gander, Newfoundland, we’ve assembled influencers from across health care who want to work collaboratively to develop the strategies, practices, and policies that build a food culture that nourishes patients, staff, and communities, for generations to come. The two-year program launches January 2017.

Our central question is: How can food improve the patient experience, institutional culture, and community wellbeing

Each innovator will work on a related goal or project at their organization over the next two years. The selected cohort will be supported by an ecosystem of mentors and facilitators to develop strategic, technical, and leadership capabilities to bring a transformative conversation to their organization, and position it as an anchor of well-being in their community.

Visit to meet the innovators and read the first blog: Food is Health: Capturing the full value of food in care.

Nourish is a collaboration led by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation with early partners including Food Secure Canada, Health Care Without Harm, Sustainable Food Lab and the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care.

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