Food is Health: Capturing the full value of food in care

Nourish: The future of food in health care

We are in an era of incredible pressure on the Canadian healthcare system. The silver tsunami and a growing burden of chronic disease are forcing a conversation around the next big innovation since medicare. From systems that are centralized and hierarchical, the MaRS Market Insights’ Transforming Health report finds a shift to new models of care that are decentralized and integrated, providing a continuum of care that puts patients at the centre. We can see pockets of the future in innovations like telemedicine, community-based care, physician prescriptions and wearables that support lifestyle-based prevention strategies, and the application of new technologies to empower patients at the centre of complex webs of care.

“The twenty-five innovators are wayfinders, navigating the complex questions of the present and pointing to ways that their organizations can bring new approaches to food that recognize its impact across the patient journey, on economic vibrancy, and on environmental well-being. ”

READ MORE…

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Filter Blog Posts by Tags

F2CC on Facebook

3 days ago

## A new resource developed by Native Farm to School and First Nations Development InstituteThe ***Native Farm to School Guide: Connecting Traditional Foods, Stories, Language, and Community*** focuses on what food sovereignty can look like inside community education and school systems.It identifies best practices, lessons learned, biggest challenges and case studies of successful programs. **Download the guide here 👉 tinyurl.com/3e2pp6rb****#farm2school #nativefarm2school #indigenous #indigenousfoodsovereignty #indigenousfoodways** ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

7 days ago

Who knew building a root cellar could be this simple?You really don't need anything elaborate to successfully store winter vegetables. We built our Root Cellar entirely with materials that were close at hand. Cedar logs form the walls and ceiling. A repurposed pool liner covers the roof. Soil from a landscaping project was used to enclose the whole structure. Twenty bags of leaves provide insulation around the doorway which is a surplus piece of galvanized metal lath purposed to keep out critters. In spring the leaves get turned into the soil to grow more vegetables. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook