Program Promotes Healthy Hospital Dining

Red Apple initiative certifies food environments in medical complexes.

The Red Apple Initiative, a program designed to encourage hospitals in North Carolina to improve the nutrition profile of their retail foodservice operations, has achieved compliance in 95 of the state's 127 hospitals and is now expanding to medical facilities in other states as well.

Red Apple's five principles for a healthy foood environment include…

  • provide access to healthy foods at all times using standard nutrition criteria;

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