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Food Sources: Nutrition director dishes on scratch cooking


August 30, 2019

Glenn Swanson

Pat McCoy, nutrition services director at Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital, shares some of her ideas about cooking healthy food with ingredients grown in and around Carlton County.

Very few communities recommend their local hospital cafeteria as the best place to eat. But we do, thanks to Pat McCoy - aka "The Real McCoy" - director of nutrition services at Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital, and her team's imaginative scratch cooking.

Yesterday's lunch was a kale, strawberry and tomato salad topped with organic chicken and a flavorful vinaigrette. All of it was sourced locally.

The new fall menu begins at the hospital right after Labor Day, and will introduce a bowl bar of grain blends from InHarvest of Bemidji, and toppings of locally sourced vegetables and meat. Ta...

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