In the last 10 years, no fewer than 20 initiatives have been put in place to improve hospital food. And yet, the bad news stories are still rolling in. Last week's was another to add to the long list of headlines. Of course, good news rarely turns heads, or newspaper pages for that matter. The Soil Association welcomes the Government's renewed efforts to improve hospital food. But it's not just policy changes that will improve hospital food's bad image or the food that ends up on patient's plates. Change begins in the kitchens and wards that care for patients - with the people in hospitals around the country who are serving thousands of meals three times a day.
23 November 2012 | 71 Comments
| Recommended by 17 Roger Mortlock:
It’s slightly odd that those institutions designed to make us well can sometimes make us sick. In an age where so many of the chronic diseases of our time (from cancer to diabetes, and from obesity to cardiovascular diseases) are diet related, its completely bonkers that so many of our hospitals are serving unhealthy food. And with over 9 million meals left untouched every year in hospitals (and most of those sent to landfill) it seems that many patients agree. As we said in our First Aid for Hospital Food report earlier this year, ‘The story of the failure to provide tasty, healthy food in British hospitals is a result of an indefensible failure by those in charge of hospitals to understand the basic importance of good food to good health’.
21 December 2011 | 3 Comments
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