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Trust and Sodexo win NHS sustainability award

SODEXO IN partnership with its client, Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, has won the Waste Management Award at the NHS Sustainability Awards.                     The Trust and Sodexo teams received the award at a ceremony in London on the 17 April. The prize was awarded for a food…
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Future’s bright for sustainable eating

SUSTAINABLE DIETS and the notion that meat consumption should be reduced are controversial topics, so Footprint asked former, newly knighted, NFU president and current chair of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Sir Peter Kendall his thoughts.                           David Burrows (DB): How would you…
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Costa care

THE DEPARTMENT of Health met the government buying standards for 44% of the food it bought last year.                   This doesn’t include hospitals, though they have been encouraged to follow the standards. The Daily Telegraph has taken a particular interest in hospital food, reporting in January that…
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Footprint Comment: HCA chair talks sustainability and hospital food

YOU WILL have recently seen that NHS Scotland has announced a ‘Masterchef Cook-off’ for chefs across the NHS in Scotland.                   The Hospital Caterers Association welcomes this; we welcome anything which brings out the skills of our chefs who are well trained to for ensuring that each…
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HRH The Prince of Wales celebrates landmark moment for hospital food

HRH THE Prince of Wales today hosted a reception, which celebrated improvements in hospital food in England.   Providing good, nutritious hospital food for patients has been highlighted in newly-published key guidance (known as CQUINs) for NHS commissioners and hospitals will now be encouraged to ensure their food meets standards, such as the Soil Association’s…
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Government must look at sustainable diets

THE GOVERNMENT must use its buying standards to communicate and evolve the concept of sustainable diets. This includes the consumption of less meat, an idea that is currently “not necessarily on politicians’ radars” given that they are fearful of telling consumers what to do.   The private sector is equally fearful, but needs to use…
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Doctors back soda tax

DOCTORS BELIEVE that a tax on sugary drinks will help to tackle the obesity crisis. Academy of Medical Royal Colleges also calls for better standards of hospital food   In an extensive report, published today February 18th, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) also called for an improvement in the standards of hospital food…
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