Promoting good nutrition for staff and visitors

Caterers within the healthcare setting have a role in assisting staff and visitors to make healthier choices, including promoting vegan options

Saving food waste one NHS trust at a time

NHS Supply Chain has worked with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust to help reduce food waste at ward-level to just six per cent annually

Sharing best practice in a kitchen setting

NHS Supply Chain supports the outcomes of the Independent Review of NHS Hospital Food with the Chef’s Academy

Supporting the elderly to eat and enjoy food together

Food for Life has researched intergenerational activity for care settings for the elderly. Here, Florence Todd Fordham shares some of the findings

What are the benefits of plant-based food?

Current dietary patterns are harmful to both planetary and human health. Heather Russell explains why the time for change is now

Empowering recovery through food

Craig Smith, chairman of the Hospital Caterers Association (HCA), explains why investing in high standards of catering is so important

CQUIN 1B – The future of hospital catering

With various iterations of the CQUIN 1B guidelines being announced over the last few years, it’s not surprising that many find them daunting and confusing, says David King

Catering for a healthy environment

Adrian Roper discusses how to help NHS trusts create a better food experience and support a health-promoting environment through shared learning

HB Top 10: Catering for a healthier hospital

In our first Top 10 list of 2018, HB examines the NHS trusts and health organisations that are excelling in healthy catering

NHS vending machines: where does the conflict lie?

HB looks at price promotions and advertising of unhealthy foods on hospital premises, and how the vending industry is adapting to these changes

Changing the focus of hospital food standards

Do the Government Buying Standards have the scope and depth necessary to make a real impact on the catering system? Rosemarie Hoyle investigates

A fresh look at vegan food in hospital catering

Dietitian Heather Russell, from the Vegan Society, explains why well-planned vegan diets can support healthy living in people of all ages

Recognising progress in healthy NHS catering

Stewart McKenzie looks at the role that healthy catering in the NHS has to play in the fight against obesity and diabetes

A spoonful of sugar?

Health Business looks at the measures in place to limit sugar intake in hospitals. Plus, Jonathan Hart, of the AVA, answers some questions

Taking the Pulse of Hospital Food

The Campaign for Better Hospital Food has undertaken an in-depth report into the current state of hospital food in NHS England

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