This webinar provides an overview of the science behind obesity and chronic disease. It explains why growing numbers of hospitals are taking steps to reduce sugary drink consumption and other healthy eating strategies within their facilities. Finally, it provides information about strategies and tools, drawing on examples from hospitals around the country as well as highlighting work in Minnesota.
Health care facilities play an important role in promoting health, both as medical providers and as thought-leaders within communities. In this capacity, hospitals are at the vanguard in implementing strategies to promote healthy eating by patients, staff, and families.
Participants will learn about:
- The connection between cancer and obesity
- Why hospitals should be concerned about promoting healthy foods and beverages
- How hospitals around the country are implementing healthy food and beverage policies
- How Minnesota groups are working on this issue, and resources and tools available to support this work
- Warren Larson, Vice-Chair of the Minnesota Cancer Alliance Steering Committee
- Nancy Beery, DO, Pediatrician
- Jamie Harvie, Executive Director of the Institute for a Sustainable Future and Commons Health Care Network
- Stacia Clinton, RD, LDN, Healthy Food in Health Care Coordinator for Health Care Without Harm
- Julie Ralston Aoki, Staff Attorney for the Public Health Law Center
Sponsored by the MN Cancer Alliance in partnership with the Public Health Law Center