Why get involved?

There are many benefits to getting involved with the Food for Life Hospitals programme. Here are just some of them:

  • Staff health and wellbeing: The hospitals framework and workshops support trusts to develop a positive food environment as well as providing specific guidance on meeting the requirements of the national CQUIN.

  • Sustainability: The Food for Life Catering Mark provides a framework within which hospitals can meet and exceed the mandatory sustainability requirements for food and catering service.

  • Multidisciplinary engagement: Our approach is designed to bring together teams including estates and facilities, nursing, dietetics, public health, patient experience and communications.

  • Expert training, support and resources: We offer a wealth of resources, specialist support and menu of training, developed and delivered by experts.

  • Enhancing links beyond the hospital: The Food for Life Hospital framework encourages engagement with public health, the wider community and care settings.

  • Sharing best practice: The Food for Life Hospital Network brings together member trusts to share learning and collectively influence national policy.

  • Find out more about how Food for Life Hospitals support packages can help your trust to create a consistently health-promoting, good food environment.

    "Food for Life is helping to transform hospital food for patients, staff and visitors. The expert team has helped us to develop new approaches that we are really proud of."Claire Hinds, Associate Director Support Services, South Warwickshire NHS Trust

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    "We know how important it is for children to develop positive relationships with food and healthy eating habits as soon as possible."Katie Whirledge (Busy Bees Nurseries)