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Food is Medicine. Choice Dining Project



Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal


Food is Medicine. Fraser Health wants to give people in the hospital more choices for their meals. The aim for this project is to:
• give the people we serve more food choices
• reduce waste
• reduce malnutrition
• increase patient satisfaction

To help the people we serve pick the food they want to eat Fraser Health is trialing a new service called the Choice Dining Project at Royal Columbian Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital. The Choice Dining Project will help most of the people we serve to pre-order their food by speaking with a menu assistant or using an app. If the trial is successful the plan is to implement this new service in all Fraser Health hospitals.

The project team would like to work with a patient partner to get feedback on the experience using the app and share ideas on how to make it easier to use. Share with the team the impact this new app will have on the patient experience.

Meet with food and nutrition leaders and app developers to share your experience using the app. You may have the opportunity to do this in person in Surrey or via a MS Teams meeting. The team is looking for 2 perspectives. Someone who is familiar using technology and someone who isn’t as comfortable using technology.

You will also have the opportunity to share other ways your perspective can support the growth of this project.

Click on this link to learn more information about this project:

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Involve on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • Experience making diet choices in a Fraser Health hospital.

Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Laura Klein
Clinical Practice Consultant, Professional Practice | Fraser Health
(604) 613-6598

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