Re-Thinking Hospital Food!

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Prepare To Be Inspired by…St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm!

Here’s a video that just might bring out the ORGANIC farmer within you!  At the very least, you should be inspired and thankful to see a hospital working hand in hand with a farmer to bring organic, nutritious food from farm to hospital bed!

Farm-to-Patient

According to St. Luke’s University Health Network…

St. Luke’s University Health Network has partnered with the Rodale Institute to develop an organic produce farm located on the Anderson Campus. The farm will be used to provide locally grown organic produce throughout our network. Produce from the farm will be utilized in our network cafeterias and served to patients, employees, and visitors. Working with the Rodale Institute to develop the St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm will allow St. Luke’s to continue providing patients with a holistic health care experience that creates a positive atmosphere for health and healing. By providing patients, visitors, and staff members with local grown organic produce, St. Luke’s is showing a commitment to the environment and promoting the health and well-being of our patients and the community. Excess produce will be sold to staff members and the community allowing these individuals to make healthy eating choices in their own homes, contributing to healthier lifestyles. The St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm will allow the network to raise community awareness about the importance of healthy eating and the impact of food choices on overall health and well-being.

The video features Lynn Trizna, known as “Farmer Lynn,” an organic vegetable farmer and employee of The Rodale Institute.  She works with St. Luke’s on developing this unique and, hopefully, soon to be model farm for hospitals nationwide!

Check out the NationSwell Documentary – From Farm to Patient: How One Medical Facility is Rethinking Hospital Food…

Read more about the St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm.

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