We Are Health

We are creating an environment to empower and support our patients, families and our faculty and staff.
We are proud to  hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of health and wellness.


The collaborative efforts across UW Health continue to demonstrate our commitment to the community. The We Are Health Committee is a multi-disciplinary group who guide, implement, monitor and manage the nutrition standards and sustainable food purchasing guidelines for UW Health developed by evidence-based research and current best practices.

2017 Initiatives

  • Live Tracking/Benchmarking Tool for local, sustainable purchasing
  • Healthy Fundraising & Non-Solicitation Policy
  • Food Security Efforts
  • Harvest of the Month: Eat Seasonally, sustainably and sensibly
  • Sodium Reduction 


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To support the mission and vision of UW Health as the national leader in healthcare, and to advance the well-being of the people of Wisconsin and beyond, food and beverage items sold throughout the organization will meet specific nutrition and sustainability standards. Areas of inclusion are retail, vending, catering and patient meal services.

Nutrition and Sustainability Standards- Administrative Policy (pdf)


If you would like to join the committee, please review the Member Respnsibilites and contact wearehealth@uwhealth.org

 UW Health Committee Member Responsibilities

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