Food Matters

Employee in Garden

When you come to the hospital, you might not expect to be able to order up fresh, organic and local food when you want it, and have it delivered by room service.  At Fletcher Allen food matters ... to us, to the health of our patients, and our community.

Healthy ... and Local!

We were one of the first hospitals in the country to sign the "Healthy Food in Health Care" Pledge – a commitment to serve local, nutritious and sustainable food.

We support many local products such as maple syrup, cheese, rBST-free milk, and a variety of local organic vegetables -- supporting local companies and their products everyday. 

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Our efforts ensure that Fletcher Allen is providing food that is both nutritious, and is produced in a way that’s good for our environment and community.

View a WCAX video feature, entitled, "Fletcher Allen Health Care goes localvore", to learn about Fletcher Allen nutrition services at the Medical Center Campus, where about half the food is local, healthy or sustainable, and is cooked to order for our in-hospital patients right off our menu.

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We’re part of the Vermont Fresh Network, which encourages farmers, food producers and chefs to build partnerships that contribute to stronger local communities and economies.


Related Documents

Food Management Download PDF
Healthy Food in Health Care Pledge Download PDF
Local Farmers and Producers Partnership Download PDF
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Get to Know Our Green Roof p.1 Download PDF
Get to Know Our Green Roof p.2 Download PDF


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