NEW PARTNERSHIP: NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital & Mrs. Green’s Natural Markets Team Up to Educate Consumers on Dangers of Not Reading Food Labels

Explains real meaning behind common food labels and promotes healthy decisions. Dr. Jamie Moore to give lecture on hidden messages at Mrs. Green's

Sep 19, 2014

Cortlandt Manor, NY

NEW PARTNERSHIP: NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital & Mrs. Green’s Natural Markets Team Up to Educate Consumers on Dangers of Not Reading Food Labels

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital (HVHC) and Mrs. Green’s Natural Markets today announced a new partnership to educate consumers about how to read food labels – giving New Yorkers new tools to make healthy eating decisions and avoid chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Dr. Jamie Moore, Director of Sourcing and Sustainability for Cura Hospitality, will kick off the partnership by presenting a special lecture, "What’s in a Label? From "Free-Range" to "Organic" at HVHC. Dr. Moore’s presentation, which is part of HVHC’s "Harvest for Health" program, will help educate consumers on what to look for when shopping at the grocery store, and how to read through an overwhelming amount of information on product labels to determine which foods are right for a healthy lifestyle. The program will be held on Friday, September 19 from 4- 5 p.m. at the Hospital’s Pataki Conference Center at 1992 Crompond Road in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Call 914-734-3780 to register.

"Being aware of what we are eating is the best way to make sure we are eating healthy – and that begins with reading food labels," said John C. Federspiel, President of NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital. "Our partnership with Mrs. Green’s – along with others we have forged with schools, physicians and restaurants – will give our community the tools it needs to incorporate healthy eating into their lives."

"Mrs. Green’s believes that knowledge is power – especially when it comes to families and consumers making healthy decisions in the aisle. It is why we believe so strongly in providing our customers with the best all-natural and organic products and why we invest in community education initiatives such as this partnership," said Pat Brown, CEO of Mrs. Green’s Natural Markets. "Together, Mrs. Green’s and the NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital are going to help New Yorkers make smart eating decision and encourage happy, healthy lifestyles along the way."

Mrs. Green's Natural Markets, a leading provider of organic, all-natural foods and healthy lifestyle products, has several stores in the Hudson Valley region, including Yorktown, Mount Kisco, Katonah and Briarcliff Manor.

HUDSON VALLEY HOSPITAL CENTER – HARVEST FOR HEALTH PROGRAM

  • Offers patients, their families and the larger community an opportunity to learn how to better manage their health through a sustainable diet and lifestyle
  • Provides classes by Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen, ranging from general cooking instruction to specific classes for diabetics, cancer and heart patients, breastfeeding moms and those with gluten sensitivities
  • Provides access to an organic garden, twice-monthly farmers’ markets and a locally sourced food service for patients and employees.

About NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

About Natural Markets Food Group and Mrs. Green’s Natural Market

Natural Markets Food Group (NMFG), the parent company of Mrs. Green’s Natural Markets, is an industry leader in the sale of organic, local and natural products in neighborhood markets across the U.S. and Canada. The company prides itself on its commitment to building a sustainable brand in the healthy lifestyle arena – focusing specifically on customers who care deeply about the foods they eat. Since 2013, NMFG has created profit-sharing programs into all of its stores in the U.S. and Canada. NMFG has also begun expanding its U.S. presence, which began in the New York tri-state area and now includes the Mid-Atlantic region and Chicago.