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What Is In Our Hospital Food?

Doctor holding an apple

Tyee Solutions Society reporter Colleen Kimmett's simple question -- What are hospitals serving to patients? -- produces a three-part series with surprising findings. While a cloak of secrecy covers corporate contracts determining what goes into Coastal Health meals in B.C., Ontario hospitals are transparent about ingredients and striving to make them more locally sourced and nutritious.

This article was produced by Tyee Solutions Society with funding provided by the Hospital Employees Union (HEU). HEU neither influences nor endorses the particular content of TSS' reporting. Other publications wishing to publish this story or other Tyee Solutions Society-produced articles, please see this website for contacts and information.

In This Series


Hospital meal sources

Can Hospital Food Be Fixed?

A three-course inquiry. Part one: Why, yes!

By Colleen Kimmett, 17 Oct 2012


Hospital food

Why Can't We Know What's in Grandma's Hospital Meal?

Corporate contracts prevent more than mere morsels being revealed, a reporter learns. Second in a series.

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Oct 2012


Hospital greens

Furtive Steps to Better Hospital Dining

With contracts that favour supplier monopolies, finding ways to get local food on the plate can be awkward. But there's hope.

By Colleen Kimmett, 19 Oct 2012