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Taking the Pulse of Hospital Food – read our first London-wide research report

For the first time the Campaign for Better Hospital Food has undertaken an in-depth report into the current state of hospital food in NHS England, using London as a test case for the rest of the country.

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Our healthy hospital food brand league table

After pressure and encouragement from the Campaign for Better Hospital Food, and others, in 2016 NHS England rolled out national targets to reduce junk food and improve the availability of healthier options in hospitals. The Campaign for Better Hospital Food has forced retail brands to sit up and take notice of this initiative, by setting up a league table and ranking brands in order depending on how well they meet these targets.

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It’s time to apply high standards to hospital food so that more meals are freshly cooked with care, tasty to eat and made using nutritious ingredients from farmers who don’t pollute our water, air and land, and are respectful of animals.

We are asking for legal Hospital food standards that guarantee:

a) Higher quality patient food ingredients
b) Healthier food for staff and visitors
c) A clamp down on unhealthy vending machines

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