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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

Good food in the NHS: acting today for a sustainable tomorrow

Susannah McWilliam: 'A day for action' was the strapline for NHS Sustainability Day, celebrated last week across the UK. Getting your own house in order by doing one thing differently was the call from the founder, Trevor Payne, Director of Estates and Facilities at Barts Health NHS Trust, at an NHS Sustainability Day event in Barts. While the day itself saw an impressive 75% of all NHS trusts taking part, from planting trees, to offering seasonal menus, to reducing energy use, Trevor called for the change to be mainstreamed into everyday practice.

03 April 2014 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 8

Good hospital food doesn't sell papers, it saves lives

Amy Leech: 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 | 72 Comments | Recommended by 31

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