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Dec
04
2014

Why can’t hospitals sell junk food? Capital Health’s journey to healthy eating – Part 2

Jane Pryor is a graduate of the nutrition program at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax and completed her dietetic internship at Vancouver General Hospital. Jane started her career in clinical nutrition but quickly switched to administrative dietetics where she found her passion in managing various programs and services through the years. Jane can be reached at (902)473-2205 or by email.

Part one of this blog post was written in August 2014, after the publication of the Medical Post story entitled, “Why hospitals can survive, and thrive, without fast food.” What I want to tell you about now is some of the success stories that we have had in our retail services, and to provide you with some insight for your sites journey to healthy eating. continue reading

Aug
27
2014

Why can’t hospitals sell junk food? Capital health’s journey to healthy eating – Part 1

Jane-head-shot.jpgJane Pryor is the Director of Operations Support for Capital District Health Authority in Halifax, NS. Jane started her career in clinical nutrition but quickly switched to administrative dietetics where she found her passion in managing various programs and services through the years. Jane’s current portfolio includes FNS, Maintenance & Plant Operations, Porter Services, Mail Services, Supply Chain and coordinator of Capital Health’s Environmental Program. Jane can be reached at (902)473-2205 or by email at jane.pryor@cdha.nshealth.ca.

This is my first time blogging – I am technologically challenged – but this is an important story to tell and one that we at Capital Health are very proud of. Being asked to participate in the Medical Post story in May 2014 entitled “Why hospitals can survive, and thrive, without fast food,” and getting our successes out there, provided another opportunity to showcase our efforts at Capital Health. So when I asked, “How do I blog?” I was told to, “Write what you know.” So here it goes.
When I attended university in the early 1980s, one question we were asked to debate was, “Should hospital cafeterias sell french fries?” The answer, of course, was yes – we are dealing with adults and they can choose what they want to eat. continue reading

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