Association for Healthcare Foodservice YouTube Contest Kicks-Off National Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week™

 The week of October 3-9 Will Honor Those who Provide Nutrition Services to Promote Health and Wellness

Louisville, KY (September 9, 2011)The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF),, will continue it’s tradition of celebrating National Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week™, October 3-9, 2011. The week is set aside annually to honor healthcare food and nutrition professionals in self-operated facilities--the teams who demonstrate every day why self-operation is the industry's best practice.

In honor of the event AHF is looking for short, original videos that showcase how members celebrate during AHF’s special week. The winning facility will be featured on AHF’s YouTube channel. Last year’s winning video was submitted by the University of Missouri Health System

Anyone can demonstrate appreciation for the healthcare foodservice profession with special novelty gifts made available by AHF. A customized collection of to commemorate the occasion and honor these special employees can be found here

“National Healthcare Foodservice worker’s week is an excellent opportunity to recognize and thank those dedicated individuals who provide exceptional services in healthcare facilities across the United States,” said AHF President Patti Oliver. "AHF’s YouTube channel is a great platform for sharing our appreciation with our members and the public, allowing them to access it whenever it is convenient for them."

About AHF:

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) is the national professional association dedicated to advancing self-operated healthcare foodservice as industry best practice. AHF develops healthcare foodservice professionals, assuring food and nutrition services are valued as an essential contributor to the healthcare organization’s mission. For more information, please visit:

Trish Dever