2016 Silver Plate Series: Health Care

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We asked the Silver Plate Class of 2016 a few questions to get an inside look at what makes them the operator all-stars they are today. Find out what they had to say about passion for foodservice, career accomplishments and what it means to be part of a legendary group of operators.

Diane Imrie, Director of Nutrition Services, University of Vermont Medical Center, received the 2016 Silver Plate Award in the Health Care category. She was nominated by Basic American Foods.

What do you enjoy most about your career in foodservice?

I enjoy being part of the greater good here at UVM Medical Center. I am involved in many projects that are outside the scope of the day to day running of the Nutrition Services department, yet support the overall mission of health. There are very few boundaries and this position has offered me a wonderful platform from which change can be made.

Tell us about your biggest career accomplishment.

Over the years here, the thing that I am most proud of is the culture change that has happened in the department and across the organization as it relates to healthy food. Healthy food has become the norm and nothing less is accepted, either by my staff or our customers.

How is your segment making a difference for the foodservice industry?

I think that the purchasing power of health care is enormous, and as we have combined our voices for healthier food the industry has responded. We are seen as the role model to follow for healthy food standards and manufacturers are listening.

What advice do you have for someone new to the foodservice industry?

The foodservice industry, and health care in particular, is changing so quickly as we transition to population health management. You no longer need to justify why good nutrition is the best path forward. Be a bold leader, an expert collaborator and make your program your own.

What does being an IFMA Silver Plate recipient mean to you?

Receiving this award is such an honor and yet so humbling. Being recognized by my peers for this important work is so satisfying and reminds me that I am doing the right work and making a difference. Being able to share the spotlight with my team is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we are going to celebrate!

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