We want the government to fix hospital food for good
Time to get healthier hospital food:
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.
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.
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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Hospital Food Review calls for legally-binding food standards and investment in kitchens
Sustain patron Prue Leith has recommended a suite of changes to hospital food as part of an Independent Review of NHS Hospital Food, released
What doctors think about hospital food
A survey by the British Medical Association (BMA) finds that doctors don't believe the food served to patients promotes a balanced diet.
Government launches new review into hospital food standards - Sustain responds
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock, have today launched a new review of hospital food standards, backed by Prue...
What should be the nutritional standards for prison and hospital food?
A consultation is open on the government buying standards for food and catering services.
Hospital staff say patient meals not fit to eat
More than half of hospital staff in England wouldn’t eat food served to patients because it’s unhealthy and of poor quality, according to...
NHS England will not ban sales of sugary drinks in hospitals
Today NHS England have announced that an outright ban on selling sugary drinks in foodservice or retail outlets on NHS premises will not come into...
Taking the Pulse of Hospital Food: A survey of NHS hospitals, using London as a test case
This report shares the results of research into NHS hospital food standards across one geographical area, London. It is hoped that this test case can...
Time to come clean about hospital food
Why the government must hand responsibility for monitoring hospital food to an independent body.
Making more of the money we spend on hospital food
Why the government must apply higher standards to hospital food