WakeMed Cary Hospital recently earned the Red Apple recognition for creating a healthy food environment. Led by N.C. Prevention Partners, the Healthy Food Environments Initiative is a statewide project to help all NC hospitals make healthy foods more available, visible and affordable for employees and visitors.
Efforts included: offering more affordable healthy snacks in Points West Café; rearranging displays to make healthy snacks more accessible; expanding the Points West Café salad bar and adding menu items like whole wheat buns, turkey burgers and sugar-free ice cream; publishing nutritional information and more. Vending at Cary Hospital also now includes healthy options.
WakeMed Raleigh Campus earned the Red Apple recognition in June 2009.