REAP Food Group: hospital calls Farm to Healthcare program a win-win

Thanks to REAP Food Group‘s new Farm to Healthcare program at American Family Children’s Hospital, thiFarmer Rufus holding carrotss “connection to local producers provides a ‘win-win’ for all,” said Nan Peterson, Program Director of Child Health Advocacy at the Hospital.  “This program means less travel time for perishables, support for sustaining the local economy and our local farmers, less processed food, and improved taste and nutrition. This could mean a major ‘cultural shift’ for us, our staff, and the patients and families we serve.” Nan added that making local, healthy food choices available at the hospital may “aid in patient recovery, and it models health and wellness for families and staff.”