Today, the Labour Party’s Shadow Health Secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, will announce a new commitment that a future Labour government would place hospital food standards on the same legal basis as school food standards.
As the Government prepares the next stage of its Childhood Obesity Plan, is it time to end the love affair between children’s favourite cartoon characters and junk food? asks Children's Food Campaign's Barbara Crowther.
Department of Health data released today shows that Government rules for food served to NHS patients are being missed by almost 50% of hospitals in England.
The number of five-year-olds with tooth decay has dropped to its lowest level in almost a decade -- but this still means that 2.5% of five-year-olds are having teeth removed because of decay.
Sustain is one of 19 leading health bodies supporting the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists call against £200 million of proposed cuts to public health in England
Campaign for Better Hospital Food is nominated for a BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Award in the Best Initiative in British Food category.
In an article for the Guardian, Prue Leith CBE calls the government's hospital food proposals "hopelessly weak". She calls on it to carry out radical changes to the way that food is served and sold in hospitals in England. This includes investing in more kitchens and setting more ambitious food standards in law. Take action at Sustain's Campaign for Better Hospital Food
Why the government must hand responsibility for monitoring hospital food to an independent body.
The reliability of hospital food inspections is questioned after the Daily Mail reveals that they are failing to reflect concerns about the quality of patient meals
Why the government must apply higher standards to hospital food
Why kitchens and NHS caterers are vital to improving the popularity, healthiness and sustainability of hospital food
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