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Healthy Network Participating in MaineHealth Food Fight!

11 Jan 2016 10:29 AM | Deleted user

 Health Network Participating in MaineHealth Food Fight!

Franklin Community Health Network is seeking healthy recipes featuring cabbage



This winter, organizations across the MaineHealth system are launching Food Fight!, a battle of fruit and vegetable recipes, and a friendly competition among MaineHealth member organizations.  


The MaineHealth Food Fight is a way to highlight healthy eating by sharing recipes that feature local fruits and vegetables. In Greater Franklin County, Franklin Community Health Network (FCHN) is seeking healthy recipes featuring cabbage. Recipes can be a salad, soup, dessert, or side dish.


It’s easy to get involved. FCHN just needs your best ideas! Here are the steps:

1. Find your best cabbage recipe,

2. Go to, and

3. Submit your recipe in the form.


The panel that will judge FCHN’s cabbage recipe submissions in February include: members of food service (Scott Foster and Katie Drouin), Let’s Go! (Molly Clark), members of the WOW Council (Lorri Brown and Susan Carlton), administration (Jolene Libby), and marketing (Jill Gray).


Once selected, the top two recipes will be prepared and served in the Franklin Memorial Hospital Healthy Heart Café in March. Cafeteria attendees will have the chance to taste and vote for their favorite dish. The dish with the most votes will advance to the final round.


Other MaineHealth organizations involved in Food Fight and their respective fruit or vegetable include: HomeHealth Visiting Nurses, mushrooms; LincolnHealth, pumpkin; MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization, tomatoes; MaineHealth corporate, potatoes; Maine Behavioral Healthcare, beets; Maine Medical Center, broccoli; Memorial Hospital, kale; NorDx, carrots; Pen Bay Medical Center, apples; Southern Maine Health Care, winter squash; Synernet, parsnips; Waldo County General Hospital, blueberries; and Western Maine Health, spinach.


The purpose of the event is to build engagement with communities in support of MaineHealth’s mission and vision. The Food Fight will highlight the important role that healthy foods play in making our communities the healthiest in America.


The final round is a tasting event and celebration held at MaineHealth at 110 Free Street in Portland on March 29, from 3-5 p.m., where all MaineHealth member organizations will come together to sample the top recipes from each organization. All of the winning recipes will be prepared by a catering company and attendees will vote on which one takes the top spot. Judging also includes taste-testing by a panel of local celebrity judges.


Winners will receive the following great prizes:

·         The two individuals with the top recipe submissions at each organization, including FCHN, will receive a Food Fight prize package, including a Food Fight apron. 

·         The top two recipes at each organization will also be featured in a Food Fight Recipe book, which will be distributed in April. 

·         The individual with the winning recipe at each organization will be invited to attend the final round of the Food Fight where his or her recipe will be judged alongside other recipes from MaineHealth member organizations.

·         The individual who wins the final round of the Food Fight will receive a $250 Hannaford gift card.


Deadline for recipe submissions is February 8. For more details and to share a healthy recipe, go to


Franklin Community Health Network became the thirteenth member of the MaineHealth system in October 2014.

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