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Hudson Hospital maintains a half-acre community garden where its food waste can be used as compost.

Power Players 2017: Hospital’s health journey

From the elimination of fried foods, bottled water and sweetened beverages to sourcing from local growers and its own community garden, Hudson Hospital & Clinic in Wisconsin is living up to the promise it made when it signed the Healthy Food in Health Care pledge seven years ago.

The 25-bed critical access Hudson Hospital signed the Healthy Food in Health Care (HFHC) pledge in 2010, and the institution has been excelling ever since in meeting and exceeding the goals set by that commitment, from local sourcing and the serving of healthful menus to waste reduction and recycling/composting.

“I see this as something that’s more a journey than a destination,” explains Jean Weiler, director of nutrition services, noting that two years before the HF

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