In 2011, HCWH launched the Food Matters clinical education and advocacy project. Aimed at informing and activating a broad range of clinicians on food and health issues, Food Matters is a comprehensive package that encourages hospitals and healthcare professionals to become leaders and advocates for a food system that promotes public and environmental health.
Now is the time for healthcare professionals to come together to create a healthier and more sustainable food system to feed our families and help reduce the burden of chronic disease.
The healthcare sector bears the burden of treating diseases associated with a broken food system. Obesity, diabetes, malnutrition, heart diseases, childhood cancer and other chronic diseases are the costly consequences of a food system that favors nutritionally poor processed foods and relies on heavy use of pesticides and other chemicals. Upstream solutions are needed to change this landscape, and are at the heart of the Food Matters curriculum. Physicians, nurses, dietitians, nurse midwives and other healthcare professionals are well poised to transform the food system. HCWH is inspired and motivated to assist them in achieving this goal.
The Food Matters program trains clinicians to:
The program includes:
To participate in an AMA-accredited Food Matters Webinar training, click here.
To organize an in-person training at your facility, for general questions, or media inquiries, contact: