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Staff are often left out of discussions about improving the quality of food served in hospitals and nursing homes. Autumnwood of McBain in Missaukee County is using a Building Healthy Communities grant to improve the health of both staff and residents.
To celebrate Alice Waters’ visit to the National Writers Series, the first-annual Local Harvest Restaurant Series will feature a variety of Grand Traverse area restaurants, all of which will demonstrate their devotion to the local food community by featuring a “Harvest Week Special” menu item that is either 100 percent locally sourced or a recipe from one of Waters’ cookbooks.
Otsego Memorial Hospital is one of more than 1,300 hospitals nationwide that have joined the Healthier Hospitals Initiative and are striving to provide their patients with balanced, nutritious and sustainable meals.
Doctors typically learn little about nutrition, much less cooking, in medical school. But combining those topics with medicine is a trend that’s garnering headlines for Harvard Medical School with a conference it holds in California wine country; and Tulane University in food-rich New Orleans. Now, a local food version of this idea is launching in Traverse City, starting with a Culinary Medicine conference in September that will be a pilot for future programs. The theme: Think Like a Chef, Cook Like a Dietitian, Eat Like a Local Farmer.