Friday, October 24 is Food Day, a national event designed to promote a more healthy and sustainable food system. Three hundred and fifty-two healthcare facilities nationwide are joining Health Care Without Harm in celebrating this event by serving meat raised without antibiotics. This translates to an estimated 126,600 anti-biotic free meals.
The figures for New England break down as such:
- Facilities: 57
- Spend: $18,676.53
- Pounds: 3,717 of beef, chicken, pork, other
- Estimated meals: 14,868
- Projected over a year: 5.4 million meals, $6.8 million in spending
Of the 57 New England facilities, nine New Hampshire hospitals will be celebrating Food Day, including:
Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
LRGHealthcare – Franklin Regional Hospital
LRGHealthcare – Lakes Region General Hospital
Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center
For more about Food Day, hospitals committing to more sustainable food systems and other food for thought, click HERE.