Marydale recently spoke at Wright-Locke Farm in Winchester, MA about her experience at the intersection of the food system and healthcare and how important it is to keep these two fields closely intertwined. She also expounded on some ways that Wright-Locke Farm could act as a resource and potential partner to the important health institutions in there community.
Created with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health Care Without Harm’s “Delivering community benefit: Healthy food playbook” supports hospital community benefit professionals and community partners in developing initiatives to promote healthy food access and healthy, local and sustainable food systems. Marydale DeBor was excited to serve as Senior Adviser to this important three year project.
The playbook and events throughout the year offer inspiration and tools to address food- and diet-related community health needs throughout the community health engagement process.
The Center for EcoTechnology (CET) helps people and businesses save energy and reduce waste. CET provides free assistance to help business and institutions implement programs to divert wasted food from disposal through donation, animal feed, composting, and anaerobic digestion. CET has helped hundreds of organizations, such as Cooley Dickenson Hospital (read the case study), set up successful waste reduction programs that often save money.
VIDEO & PODCAST LIBRARY
Recovery is Cooking
From Connecticut Mental Health Center
Plow to Plate
Before Fresh Advantage, Marydale co-founded Plow to Plate. Hear about their successes on All Things Connecticut
Prescribing Food, Part 1: Making Hospitals Healthier
From Heritage Radio Network
Women Addressing Food In Healthcare
From the Yale Sustainable Food Project Podcast