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NCPP Congratulates Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital as Gold Apple Hospital

Thursday, Jun 6, 2013

Delaware Valley

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE was recognized by NC Prevention Partners (NCPP) for providing the highest standard of excellence for comprehensive wellness programs offered to their employees through their healthy food environment. Hospitals receiving this acknowledgment are considered Gold Apple Hospitals. In partnership with the Children’s Hospital Association (formerly known as NACHRI), NC Prevention Partners is working to improve the health of hospital employees in children’s hospitals by creating worksite wellness environments where the healthy choice is the easy choice.

The duPont Hospital for Children addresses how policy, the environment, education, benefits, and incentives support healthy eating. The Gold Apple is awarded to hospitals that provide delicious, affordable and healthy foods to all employees all the time.  

"Nemours continues to set a high bar of excellence in terms of their employee wellness program. They provide their employees every opportunity to eat delicious, affordable, and healthy food every day," commented Anne Thornhill, Director at NC Prevention Partners. "I applaud their great effort."

Mary Kate Mouser, Executive Director of Nemours Health and Prevention Services, remarked: "Nemours Health and Prevention Services and the hospital have been working on this initiative with Sodexo for several years. This gradual shift in a healthier direction has been embraced by patients, families, staff and visitors. We're proud to receive Gold Apple designation and we're not done yet in transforming our food environment to offer even more tasty, healthy foods for all."

About NC Prevention Partners

NC Prevention Partners is a state and national leader in guiding schools, hospitals and workplaces to improve their culture of wellness by improving policies and environments that address tobacco use, physical inactivity, poor nutrition and obesity. For more information, please visit www.ncpreventionpartners.org.


About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours ReadingBrightstart.org is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.