In an effort to recognize the integral role of foodservice staff in helping employees and patients of healthcare facilities, the week of Oct. 5 to 11 is National Healthcare Foodservice Worker Week. People are encouraged to demonstrate their support for the healthcare foodservice profession by giving gifts from the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF). For information on the entire gift selection, visit Since 1985, the first week of October has been nationally recognized by Congress as a time to acknowledge and thank foodservice staff in healthcare facilities.

AHF is a professional society dedicated to advancing healthcare foodservice professionals by assuring food and nutrition is a core competency. For more information, visit