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Food and Beverage Consumption in Patient Care Areas

Food and Beverage Consumption in Patient Care Areas - Inside UW Health, Mission Watch, Survey Readiness Resources


To provide a healthier environment for patients, visitors and staff, consumption of food and beverages by employees in patient care areas is not permitted in areas where potential exists for inadvertent exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious agents or potentially harmful chemical compounds. 

As a reminder, Policy 13.01 Restrictions on Food and Beverage Consumption applies to all employees, including medical staff, students and contractors, while in areas of UWHC where potential ingestion exposure exists.  

Acceptable areas in which employees may ingest food or beverages in public areas within UWHC include the following.

Employees should talk to their managers/directors if they have questions regarding this policy.