March 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friends,

With the vernal equinox upon us, we enter a time of new beginnings. This spring we bring our attention to new practices for health and personal maintenance. We seek new ways to feel our best every day and help others do the same.

Thoreau said, "Men do not fail commonly for want of knowledge, but for want of prudence to give wisdom the preference. What we need to know in any case is very simple."

The time for action to what we already know about being healthy is now. Read this months newsletter to find out how Beyond Green Partners is contributing to a culture of health in our country. Hopefully you can learn from what we are doing to make your communities healthier. And we want to hear from you! Let us know what you're doing to improve the health of the people you serve.

Happy spring!
Vegetable stir-fry with fresh catch of the day: an easy way to cook with the seasons for a healthy food service program.
Recipe of the Month
Go behind the scenes of Kona Community Hospital with Beyond Green. See how we make healthy, delicious food from scratch that people want to eat within budget. Learn how to make vegan mayonnaise from scratch and more by following us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
Featured Blog
5 Reasons to Invest in Healthy Institutional Food

Roasted cauliflower with vegan gravy? Skeptical, Christine, keeps a napkin close at hand just in case she needs to discretely expel the contents from her mouth. Christine doesn’t like cauliflower, but is participating in a taste test for the new healthy hospital cafeteria program where she works and feels she must give it a try. A lengthy internal pep talk ensues. Then a deep breath, a quick prayer, and a bite. Christine exclaims, “I can’t believe it. This is delicious!” As it turns out, Christine likes cauliflower.
 
The International Food Information Council Foundation reports that Americans want to eat healthy, but find it difficult to access nutritious foods. Institutional food that tastes good goes a long way in not only giving people access to healthy food, but also in helping make healthy choices the easy choice every time.
 
Why make the switch to a healthy food service program?
One Minute Idea for a Healthy Food Service
Changing Food Changes Lives
What's the multiplier affect of establishing a healthy hospital or school food program? Chef Greg tells how cafeteria food can inspire people to live their best lives and change their minds about health.
Beyond Green Partners in the News
Beyond Green Partners featured in Food Management
Find out how Beyond Green Partners is helping three hospitals in Hawaii save money with scratch-cooked and locally-sourced food and what the hospital CEO's think about the improvements.
Join Us on the Road
Beyond Green Partners Spring Conference Schedule

Chef Greg will host four panels of innovative school and hospital leaders at four national conferences this spring. Panelists represent non-profit organizations, government, schools, hospitals, and businesses. We hope to see you there!
Healthier Rural West Summit, March 19-21, Salt Lake City, Utah

The  Healthier Rural West Summit  is an inaugural event for health and healthcare stakeholders who want to impact the future of rural health. The 2019 Summit is being held March 19-21 and features both mainstage panels and two breakout tracks featuring more than 60 industry leading speakers and over 30 sessions. 

The Summit will draw 400 rural healthcare providers, public leaders in local and state government, education, community advocacy organizations and business and technology leaders.  In a highly participative format, the event will debate, discuss and formulate success strategies for creating well-being in the West through inspiring talks, interactive sessions, panel discussions and networking.
National School Board Association Annual Conference & Exposition, March 30-April 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Session title: Greening the School Cafeteria Through Public/Private Partnerships

Council of the Great City Schools (Chief Operating Officers Conference), April 2-5, Columbus, Ohio

Session title: Successes and Failures of Farm to School Implementation

Green Schools Conference & Expo, April 8-9, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Session Title: Connecting the Cafeteria to the Classroom: How the Cafeteria Can Be a Cornerstone for Learning
Thanks again for the continued support. Drop us a line (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or the old fashioned way), we would love to hear from you!

Sincerely,

Greg Christian and the Beyond Green Sustainable Partners Team
312-275-6801