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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