Wellness, as a means of promoting culture change within our communities, serves as a prominent entity in all that we do.
We create great tasting and better-for-you foods that energize the mind, body and spirit. This energy encourages our customers and the communities in which we serve, to embrace a delicious and healthful style of well-being through balanced nutrition. We define wellness through our food philosophy, and we place equal importance on the sourcing of local and sustainable food ingredients as well as the nutrients that they provide. However, wellness isn’t just about the food; it is also about changing the culture to effectively promote positive health changes in caregivers, patients, and the community.
We promote healthy, high-quality, knowledgeable food choices and an active lifestyle for your patients as a path to wellness that spans far beyond the hospital walls.
The Teaching Kitchen is a hands-on teaching experience instructed by a chef and dietitian. Participants explore food, culinary and nutritional literacy, thereby positively impacting food choices. This unique and innovative solution promotes healthy eating and engagement while delivering a positive Culinary Nutrition message.
Interactive cooking demonstrations feature fresh seasonal foods, prepared in a manner that excite the senses and restore the body—all with the goal of enriching lives and enhancing the wellbeing of your retail guests, patients, and community.
Mobile Teaching Kitchen
The Mobile Teaching Kitchen is a custom-designed container built into a fully functioning kitchen that can be used to teach the community not only how to prepare and cook delicious meals, but also the impact of food on our bodies, communities and planet.
Teaching Kitchen at Home
Morrison Healthcare and Celebrity Chef Bal Arneson bring the Power of Food to people’s homes in our new series, Teaching Kitchen @ Home.
You can taste the difference. We have a passion for life’s flavor, preparing dishes that excite the senses and restore the body—all with the goal of enriching lives and enhancing the well-being of your patients, staff, and customers. It shapes our menu, inspires our chefs and upholds our standards.
Our Wellness Commitments Include:
Healthy dining standards:
In addition to healthy meals for patients offered every day, our chefs balance more than half of our café menu with healthy options.
Healthy beverage strategy:
Healthy beverage choices are increased annually while also reducing sugar-sweetened beverage options.
Healthy food preparation:
Our Morrison Healthy Dining Standards make healthy foods accessible every day.
Healthy food marketing:
We promote healthy foods and offer monthly wellness promotions that focus on improving customer health through better nutrition.
We label all items in the café with calories per serving.
Healthy check-out at registers:
Better-for-you options are offered at the cash register.
We offer a wide variety of healthy choices as alternatives to fried foods.
Local sustainable purchasing:
We adhere to responsible and sustainable procurement practices in our supply chain that promote the health and well-being of our planet.
Power of Food menus:
Our patient menus are low in sodium and include whole grains, fresh fruits and fresh vegetables wherever possible.
This platform includes the latest research on healthful eating and an understanding of behavioral change in food consumption. Additionally, it includes the understanding of the local communities, demographics and traditions that comprise the hospital customers that we have served for over 65 years.
The WellPowerTM Certification is a wellness and sustainability certification program that supports healthcare teams in achieving standards of healthy and sustainable food environments is hospitals. This population health strategy provides a framework for transforming food environments through three achievable tiers.