Food, Nutrition & Food Services
Food is an important part of life. It comforts, delights and links directly to a better quality of life. It’s more than what we serve – it’s the sense that what you’re eating feels like home.
We are listening to the feedback on menu choices and local foods from the patients and residents in our long-term care facilities. Our staff and Culinary Lead, Tracey Christensen, are working hard to collaborate with staff, patients, families, and dietitians ongoing to ensure the people we care for are offered more choice, local preferences, and nutritious fare.
Our Core Menu Program was established to provide consistent, quality meal alternatives that meet the dietary needs of our patients and residents. We have and will continue to improve the menu, in ways like:
AHS is proud to work with many Alberta suppliers. In 2012, 25 per cent of our total food purchases – over $8 million dollars - came from local producers, an increase of 5% over 2011 and higher than the national ‘healthier hospitals’ target of 15 per cent.