Farm to Hospital Evaluations and Case Studies

Farm to Hospital or other institutional initiatives advance hospitals’ mission to promote and protect health, especially in light of widespread nutrition-related illnesses such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The success of these programs requires successful collaborations and sometimes restructuring of existing contracts.  Local food purchasing at hospitals can be difficult to incorporate into hospital food supply chains, which are ties to many other food processing, distribution, and procurement systems.

Farm to School Evaluations and Case Studies

Farm to school is about much more than serving fresher foods in cafeterias.  Farm to school programs can build communities committed to improving the health of their children, create access to nutritious food where there little access, and can improve local economies by keeping food sales local. 

The success of these programs requires successful collaborations and sometimes restructuring of existing contracts.  Farm to school programs need collaboration amongst school boards, kitchen staff, farmers, distributors, teachers, and parents.