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Healthy Hospital Food Initiative

The Healthy Hospital Food Initiative aims to create a healthier food environment in New York City hospitals. This voluntary effort, led by the New York City Health Department, aligns with the mission of hospitals to promote health and wellness.

► Read the Overview of the Healthy Hospital Food Initiative (PDF)

► Read the September 2012 press release

Healthy Hospital Food Initiative Map
New York City Food Standards
Hospitals participate by adopting the New York City Food Standards, evidence-based nutrition criteria that ensure employees, visitors, and patients have better access to healthy food. By implementing all four of the New York City Food Standards, hospitals can comprehensively improve the nutritional content of food and beverages offered in their cafeterias, vending machines, and patient meals. 

Implementation Resources
Promotional Materials
Highlighting Accomplishments
Hospitals participating in the Healthy Hospital Food Initiative are recognized for their accomplishments in implementing the New York City Food Standards.

► Read how the hospitals are recognized (PDF)

► See the Healthy Hospital Food Initiative map (PDF)

► See the Healthy Hospital Food Initiative in action

Hospitals participating in the Healthy Hospital Food Initiative are highlighted in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Hospital Practice to Practice Series (P2P)

Hospital Partners

Bellevue Hospital Center
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System
Coler Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility
Coney Island Hospital
Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Elmhurst Hospital Center
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
Gouverneur Health Nursing Home
Harlem Hospital Center
Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility
Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center
Jacobi Medical Center
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Trump Pavilion for Nursing and Rehabilitation
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Kings County Hospital Center
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Maimonides Medical Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Montefiore Medical Center - Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Montefiore Medical Center - Jack D. Weiler Hospital
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Hospital
Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield Hospital
New York Community Hospital
New York Methodist Hospital
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
New York-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital
North Central Bronx Hospital
Queens Hospital Center
Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center & Home
St. Barnabas Hospital
The Brooklyn Hospital Center
The Mount Sinai Hospital
Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center
Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

More Resources

For more information on the Healthy Hospital Food Initiative, please contact: nycfoodstandards@health.nyc.gov