During this webinar, Health Care Without Harm will share the design of Nourished by New England, a seasonal harvest program for health care. They will discuss program goals, the way in which progress toward those goals is being measured, and lessons learned from the first year of program implementation and data collection. Lastly, Health Care Without Harm will discuss how they are aligning metrics from this regional program with local purchasing programs in other regions. This is the first in the monthly National Farm to Institution Metrics Collaborative Webinar series.
About the series: Because of their large purchasing power and capacity to feed large segments of the population in relatively few locations, institutions have the opportunity to critically impact local economies and communities through local food purchasing. By accurately and reliably measuring these activities, local communities of all sizes can understand the large positive impacts that farm to institution purchasing can have. The National Farm to Institution Metrics Collaborative develops and shares best practices for measuring these impacts. These 30-minute webinars are designed to provide a national audience of farm to institution practitioners, supporters, and advocates the tools they need to measure farm to institution efforts in a meaningful way.