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E-M:/ Food Med in Detroit June 30 - July 1



FOODMED 09
The Third Conference on Local, Sustainable Healthcare Food
Detroit, Michigan  June 30th – July 1st
 
See www.foodmed.org for call for presentations, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.
 
·  Obesity and the Food System
·  Protecting Antibiotics through Sustainable Food Procurement
·  Sustainable Meat Production and Nutrition
·  Food Waste Management and Bioplastics Serviceware
·  Implementing Farmers Markets, CSA’s and Onsite Gardens
·  Understanding Food Certification Ecolabels- Organic, Food Alliance and Other
·  Food Miles, Seasonal Menu Planning, and Local Procurement
·         Implementing the Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC)
·  Case Studies
 
As places of healing, hospitals have a natural incentive to provide food that's healthy for people and the environment in which we live. By understanding the link between food production and food related disease, health care practitioners can begin to educate their patients, model appropriate food purchasing and help transition the way in which our food is grown and distributed to one that is protective of human health and the environment.

This conference is designed to help participants incorporate sustainable and nutritious food purchasing at their facilities, and learn cost effective strategies that emphasize health concerns that meet the unique needs of healthcare and facilitate the development of healthy communities. Presentations will be geared towards healthcare providers, dieticians, food service directors and food procurement and distribution professionals.