Healthy Hospital Food

MaineHealth is dedicated to patient and employee health. That commitment extends to dining and food service at all MaineHealth hospitals, and includes:

  • Offering more fruits and vegetables
  • Making healthy meals more affordable
  • Encouraging healthier drink choices
  • Serving more local food
  • Preparing healthier recipes
  • Labeling foods with nutrition information
  • Marketing healthy foods in cafeterias and on menus

Through the passion of our system's food service directors and their teams, MaineHealth is making great strides in improving access to healthy foods and beverages for patients, employees, families and communities.

For more information about healthy food in MaineHealth hospitals visit

Success Story

Stephens Memorial Hospital created healthier cafeteria environments and more nutritious patient meals through work with the Partnership for a Healthier America.

Culinary Demonstration: Revising Recipes to Improve Nutrition

On June 7, MaineHealth, the Maine Hospital Association and Health Care Without Harm presented a webinar for institutional food service operators titled, Revising Recipes to Improve Nutrition. During this webinar, Mike Sabo, Director of Hospitality Services at Southern Maine Health Care and Shelley Goraj, Food Service Director at MaineGeneral Health, demonstrate crowd-pleasing recipes and share easy, cost-effective ways to boost nutrition and incorporate local and sustainable products in hospital facilities. Click on the links below to download the featured recipes.






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