Media Advisory/Photo and Food Tasting Opportunity: Delicious, Nutritious Hospital Food? It's on the menu at North York General Hospital

    TORONTO, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Nutritious food that patients want to eat plays
a vital role in their healing and recovery. North York General Hospital is now
showing strong leadership by providing patients with their choices of tastier,
more nutritious food. It is the first organization in Canada to offer the new,
innovative food service program, Steamplicity, which is vastly improving the
quality of the food patients consume and the service they receive -
encouraging them to eat well.
    Patients in our hospital are visited by dietetic attendants who help them
choose their meals from an extensive, restaurant-style menu. The food is
freshly cooked and promptly served on the same floor where they are being
treated. The empty plates are the best indicator that patients who have tried
it are enjoying the new food.

    What's on the menu: Following brief presentations about the program and
the results of its trial, a Steamplicity chef will be on hand to demonstrate
the cooking method and prepare a tasting of some of the appetizing menu

    When:  Thursday, August 20, 2009, 2:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Where: Academic Centre, North York General Hospital, 4001 Leslie Street,

    About North York General Hospital

    North York General Hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto,
is one of Canada's leading community teaching hospitals. We offer our
culturally diverse community a wide range of acute care, ambulatory and
long-term care services across three sites. The hospital embraces health by
providing innovative and compassionate care for the whole family at every
stage of life.

For further information:

For further information: Courtney Sorger: (416) 756-6725 or media line
(416) 756-6127,, North York General Hospital

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