Workshop | Sustainable and Healthy Food in Healthcare

Tuesday, 9 October 08:00-13:00

This open workshop will take place at Radboudumc, as part of CleanMed Europe’s series of pre-conference events.  

About the workshop

The main objective of this workshop is to discuss common challenges and opportunities within the European healthcare sector when establishing and implementing healthy and sustainable food policies. 

This workshop is designed for those interested in implementing sustainable food frameworks within healthcare facilities to ensure optimal health outcomes and to further environmental stewardship.

The workshop will begin with a facilitated discussion on challenges and opportunities in implementing sustainable food practices in healthcare.

This conversation will feature presentations from hospital representatives and academics who are experts on selected core themes such as public procurement, food waste management, food as part of patient recovery, menu design, vending machines, protected mealtimes, and staff training and welfare.

Examples of best practice and policies will be shared to inspire healthcare providers who are not yet implementing sustainable food policies, and stimulate a constructive debate for improving their respective approaches to build a sustainable food system at national, regional, and local levels.

Register for this pre-conference workshop here


8:00 - 8:30 Participants meet at Radboudumc

8:30 - 9:00 Welcome & setting the scene

  • Manon van den Berg, Dietitian and Researcher, Radboudumc, The Netherlands (TBC)

9:00 - 10:00 The importance of sustainable food procurement in healthcare

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break and networking

10:30 - 11:30 Food waste challenges and opportunities: examples of food waste prevention and reduction methodologies in healthcare

11:30 - 12:45 Stepping out to the comfort zone: next steps for advancing a sustainable food policy in the European healthcare sector

12:45 - 13:00 Closing remarks and next steps

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch


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Latest news

We are pleased to announce that Dr Jeff Thompson, CEO Emeritus of Gundersen Health System, paediatrician, and author on leadership, will be our keynote speaker at CleanMed Europe 2018. Read more.
Registration for CleanMed Europe 2018 is now officially open! There are a limited number of early-bird tickets available – with a €100 discount on the full conference fee! Register here.

The deadline to submit your proposal for presentations for the CleanMed Europe 2018 conference has been extended to 30th March.

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