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Kaiser Permanente Comprehensive Food Policy and Programs presented by Suzanne Briggs

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Power Point used during the Menu of Change: Healthy Food in Health Care workshop, presented by Suzanne Briggs of Kaiser Permanente

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Kaiser Permanente Comprehensive Food Policy and Programs presented by Suzanne Briggs

  1. 1. Kaiser Permanente Comprehensive Food Policy and Programs Kaiser Permanente Farm to Cafeteria Conference March, 2009 Presented by Suzanne Briggs
  2. 2. The Convergence of Interests, Opportunities, and Imperatives <ul><li>Community Health Initiatives/HEAL </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Stewardship Council </li></ul><ul><li>Care Management Institute Weight Management Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Wellness Policy </li></ul><ul><li>HEAL Advocacy by KP Physicians & Employees </li></ul><ul><li>KP Farmers Markets </li></ul><ul><li>THRIVE Campaign </li></ul>
  3. 3. Comprehensive Approach: 5 P’s <ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Program </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Project </li></ul>
  4. 4. Partners of the Comprehensive Food Policy <ul><li>KP Food Policy Steering Committee – Develop Vision, Guiding Principles, Supported Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>KP Food Workgroup – Inpatient Meals, Cafeterias, Vending, Catering </li></ul><ul><li>KP Farmers Market Initiative – Farmers Markets, Community Gardens </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Assistance and Support – Health Care without Harm, Broadlane, Center for Food and Justice, Community Alliance of Family Farms </li></ul>
  5. 5. Kaiser Permanente Comprehensive Food Policy: Foundation for Policy and Programs <ul><li>Vision and Statements of Principle </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum Standards for Healthy Food & Beverages </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vending Machines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cafeteria and Coffee Carts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Catering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inpatient Food </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guidelines for Healthy Meetings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Request for Information (RFI) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Healthy Picks Vending Machines -> Fit Picks <ul><ul><li>Change behavior by creating choices, not mandates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>35% of Slots offer Healthy Foods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum Standards Criteria is an Education Tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Countywide Collaboration with Schools and Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Discovered Gatekeepers - Vending Company Drivers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop Healthy Foods Demand to Support Suppliers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership with National Automated Merchants Association </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Fit Picks in Time Square www.fitpicks.org
  8. 9. Bring Fresh Produce to Campus
  9. 10. Comprehensive Food Program: Implementation Successes and Challenges <ul><li>Farmers Market vs Farm Stand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parking Considerations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location on Campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vendor/Customer Ratio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of Days Offered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management of Farmers Market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collecting Data - Dot Surveys and Crowd Counts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.oregonfarmersmarkets.org </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Comprehensive Food Program: Implementation Successes and Challenges <ul><li>Cafeteria and Coffee Carts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sourcing Products – Push Demand Up the Chain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convenient Kitchens vs Prep Kitchens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seasonal Menus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotional Signage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frontline Employee Education Classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Borrow Ideas from Unusual Sources </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Comprehensive Food Program: Implementation Successes and Challenges <ul><li>Inpatient Food </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on Healthy Comfort Food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Patient Order Preference Survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect the Patients to the Food Source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Room Service – Order on Demand </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Comprehensive Food Policy: Resources <ul><li>Healthy Food in Health Care Pledge http://www.noharm.org/us/food/pledge </li></ul><ul><li>HCWH Website and Publications http://www.noharm.org/us/food/gettingstarted </li></ul><ul><li>How to Create A Farmers Market www.oregonfarmersmarkets.org </li></ul><ul><li>Seek out Physicians and Health Providers to become Your Policy and Program Advocates </li></ul><ul><li>Build Diverse Healthy Eating Community Partners </li></ul>
  13. 14. Eating is an Agricultural Act Wendell Berry

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