CFSN and the California Ed-Med Collaborative (CEMC) are bringing you a webinar discussing how to leverage the buying power of schools AND hospitals to bring healthy food to to all. In an effort to increase equitable access to healthy food within California, School Food Focus and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) have engaged five districts and eight health care systems which represents approximately 55 hospitals. Funded by Kaiser Permanente, CEMC works at the intersection of food service and the food industry.
While our stakeholders are some of the largest school districts and hospitals in the country, alone they are no match for multibillion dollar food corporations. CEMC creates a level playing field where the demand for healthy food products can be heard and in turn developed for food service sectors to procure.
Presenters will illustrate the value and impact this multi-sector collaboration has had on their hospital and school district food service operations thus far. CEMC staff will provide insight on building multi-sector collaborations that can identify, evaluate and pursue a range of procurement change scenarios. Outcomes from this multi-sector collaboration to be discussed on this webinar include:
1) The CEMC Food Guidelines – What are these? How were these guidelines established and how will they be used to develop new products or processes that will open up new procurement pathways and deliver new products for purchase by these two sectors?
2) The “List of 10” procurement change scenarios – What are the 10 CEMC ideas for procurement change proposed? How were these procurement change scenarios developed and which were chosen for implementation?
3) Status update on the products, processes and project that will bring healthful products to the marketplace.