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Aiming to follow the lead in healthcare with recent changes to Allina Health hospitals, District One Hospital in Faribault, Minn. is removing all sugary sweet beverages from their facilities.
Working with a collaboration of 250 organizations within the Healthcare Without Harm coalition, District One Hospital plans to continue moving towards a healthier food environment for all employees, patients and visitors.
In part of the movement towards healthier foods and beverages, removal of sugary beverages and healthier foods will also be reflected in the hospital’s vending machines, gift shop, and the pharmacy.
Healthy food and beverage signage will also be added to the cafeteria to bring awareness towards healthier foods. A new ice and water machine will be placed in the cafeteria for all to have access to fresh drinking water as well.
Removal of sugary drinks and increasing signage is one way to help the community to see ways of making the healthier choice, the easier choice.
To learn more about this change, click here.