HEALTHY FOOD IN THE NEWS
Bringing Healthy, Local Foods to Healthcare
Chef Alison Negrin at John Muir Health joins Jack Henderson at USCF Medical Center in bringing sustainably raised ground beef into the hospital... ~read article~
Walnut Creek Magazine
Alison Negrin "Food can be comforting and healthy at the same time."
Down to Earth
Whether it's promoting local foods or safeguarding gorillas, recycling lumber or touting trashless weddings, Jewish women activists and entrepreneurs are taking the lead in the green revolution.
....On a parallel path in Alamo, Calif., chef Alison Negrin...
Plow to Plate: John Muir Health
John Muir Health, with in-patient facilities on three campuses in Concord and Walnut Creek, CA, is committed to healthy food and sustainable agriculture. But like New Milford’s Plow to Plate initiative, change did not happen overnight. Working with established industry vendors, in particular, proved difficult. “Back in 2006 when we initiated our Healthy Food in Healthcare campaign at John Muir Health, we were challenged to find sustainable products through our prime vendor,” reports Executive Chef Alison Negrin. “Purchasing from small local growers was not an option. Transparency of local produce sourcing was also something we could not be provided with.” ...
Meet WCR's 2013 Women Who Inspire
Community Service Award: Alison Negrin, John Muir Health System, Concord and Walnut Creek, California
Presented by Helene Kennan, Bon Appétit Management Company
Since 2002, as the Executive Chef responsible for 640 patients spread among three Contra Costa County campuses, Alison has been re-envisioning her hospital's food program. Needing a channel to obtain healthy foods to feed her patients, Alison joined the Bay Area Hospital Leadership Team....
Healthy Food in Healthcare: Sustainable Food Procurement Award
[Under the leadership of Executive Chef Alison Negrin,] John Muir Medical Center, Concord, a 259-bed acute care facility that serves Contra Costa and southern Solano counties in California, achieved the following in 2010:
■ 25 percent of food and beverage purchases were sustainable...
Women Who Inspire Community Service Award
Women Chefs and Restaurateurs
Recognized for bringing healthy and sustainably sourced food to health system and connecting with community through purchasing and nutrition education.
Sustainbable Food Awards
Healthcare Without Harm
Worked together with our hospital food service team and recieved 2 awards; 3rd place for sustainable food procurment and 2nd place for work involved in food, climate and health connection
Bauman College grads boost local food community
Since she graduated from Bauman 11 years ago the chef and nutrition consultant has been working to improve food and systems in local hospitals.