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Eating better in hospital: a meal shared is a meal enjoyed

Susannah McWilliam: 16 - 22 March is Nutrition and Hydration Week, a collaboration between the Hospital Caterers Association, National Association of Care Catering and Patient Safety Domain NHS England. We are delighted to see this initiative taking place. At the Soil Association we believe that everyone has a right to good food, and where is there more need than in hospitals, where food is a vital ingredient in supporting recovery and boosting patient experience. Hospital food is also a personal issue: most of us have visited loved ones in hospital and we care deeply if our nearest and dearest aren’t getting nutritious wholesome food.

19 March 2015 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 0

Food Futures start here

Lynda Brown: Last Thursday the winners of this years BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme Food & Farming Awards were announced, including inspirational Halifax school cook Tony Mulgrove, who has been instrumental in helping Ravenscliffe school achieve a Food for Life Partnership gold award.

06 May 2014 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 0

No need for banning packed lunches if we all back this plan

Joanna Lewis: This morning I took in the headlines from the new School Food Plan both as ‘Head of Policy for the Soil Association-led Food for Life Partnership’ and as a Mum who knows how hard it is to get my children to eat well. Soon I was surrounded by other Mums with school-age children, some saying how great their school meals were, some saying they wished their child’s school was like the ones on the news with their food growing gardens, but all saying they didn’t like the sound of banning packed lunches.

13 July 2013 | 9 Comments | Recommended by 3

Catering for schools in Plymouth

Brad Pearce: At the Education Catering Service in Plymouth, we provide our high quality, locally sourced, fresh and seasonal school food to the majority of primary and special schools across Plymouth, as well as individual contracts with newly converted primary and secondary academies. In 2005, when I came into post, the team immediately started work on reviewing all our school kitchens: were they fit for purpose? And - even more importantly - was the food we were sourcing and putting on our menus fit for purpose?

19 February 2013 | 8 Comments | Recommended by 5

Thank you

Tim Young: So that was my third Soil Association conference, and I enjoyed it thoroughly – possibly my favourite of the three I’ve attended. Overall there it felt like there was more of a focus on exploring specific viable solutions to the problems we face, as opposed to just enumerating what all the problems are.

11 February 2011 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 9

A campaign for FFL has to come

Vicki Hird: Five things to say about Soil Association conference 2011

11 February 2011 | 4 Comments | Recommended by 23

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