We think that good food should always be on the menu in hospitals – as a important ingredient to help people get better. In 2010, our survey revealed that nearly two thirds of people have bought in food from outside hospitals because the meals on offer were so unappetising.
The Catering Mark offers patients a guarantee that what’s on the menu is free from controversial e-numbers including aspartame, tartrazine and MSG. Meals are freshly prepared and do not contain artificial trans fats or GM ingredients.
Over 10,000 meals which have received the Food for Life Catering Mark bronze award are already being served in hospitals every day. We know there are many more hospitals serving freshly prepared, locally sourced and organic food. Could your hospital be the first to achieve gold?
Applying for the Catering Mark is simple. We will advise you on the most effective changes to make to your menus and help you overcome any challenges.
Switching to healthy, sustainable food doesn’t always cost more. One hospital saved £6 million a year by cooking with fresh, local ingredients; another sources yoghurt from a local supplier for two thirds of the price of the nationally approved supplier.
We believe that great hospital food is good for patients, good for NHS staff, good for British farmers and food businesses - good for Britain. If you agree, why not apply for the Catering Mark and reassure your patients that you care about food?