Hospitals & care settings
There is a growing awareness of the connection between good food, and health and wellbeing. Obesity and diet related ill health is already costing the NHS £10 billion a year, and this has been estimated to rise to £50 billion by 2050.
In 2010, our survey revealed that nearly two thirds of people have brought in food from outside hospital because the meals on offer were so unappetising.
The Catering Mark offers patients and residents a guarantee that what’s on the menu is freshly prepared and free from trans fats and harmful additives.
Nearly 10,000 meals are now served to Catering Mark Standards in hospitals and care settings every day.
More than ever, people are asking for reassurance about where their food comes from. The Catering Mark will put you in the best possible position to reassure patients and their families that your food meets these demands for fresh, traceable and trustworthy food.
"Hospitals with the Catering Mark award are proving that it is not only possible to serve wholesome, nutritious food to their patients, staff and visitors, but that this can be achieved at no extra cost." Andy Jones, Chair of the Hospital Caterers Association