Food for Life for Hospitals

NHS trusts have a unique opportunity to lead by example and make hospitals a consistently health-promoting environment in addition to providing appetizing, nutritious and sustainable meals to all.

The importance of good nutrition to health, recovery and rehabilitation is recognised within the NHS Standard Contract and the NHS Five Year Forward View calls for better support for hospital staff and visitors to eat well.

We offer a series of packages for NHS trusts which support the delivery of key national policy initiatives including those that are mandatory.

Our Food for Life Hospital Network offers a solution for trusts who want to be industry leaders in the area of health promotion and food experience – for patients, staff, visitors and the wider community. 

The Food for Life Served Here provides a robust framework and inspected award designed to help hospitals make sure that  staff, visitor and patient food is ethical, sustainable and fresh, free from nasty additives and transfats and meets nutritional guidelines.

Below are some films that look at different aspects of food in hospitals, including great examples of best practice from some of our partners.

"Thanks to Food for Life for being great partners in our drive to make good food our strongest medicine"Glen Burley (Chief Executive - South Warks NHS Foundation Trust)


There are many benefits to getting involved with the Food for Life Hospitals programme. 

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