Supporting your hospitals

Hospitals have a unique opportunity to lead by example and inspire patients, staff and visitors to eat well, to trust in the food provided, and to have a food experiences that supports recovery, health and well-being. And we can help you make this happen.

Why work with us?

Food for Life has supported over 70 NHS hospitals, trusts and health boards across the UK helping them to overcome challenges and to provide food and a food environments that hospitals can be proud of. We also work with policy makers, sit on NHS Improvement’s Healthcare Food Standards group, and speak regularly on hospital food at national events.

The support we offer to hospitals focuses on the things that matter most to the sector:

  • Our Food for Life Hospitals Network brings trusts together to share learning and inspire fresh approaches and innovation. The multi-disciplinary focus brings unique benefits.
  • Our food waste support helps trust to engage multi-disciplinary teams and develop a plan to cut waste, enhance patient experience and save money
  • Our consultancy support is a bespoke service: we work with you and your teams, sharing our expertise to support service improvement and compliance in areas unique to you
  • Food for Life Served Here is for trusts and caterers who want to achieve a catering award and demonstrate their commitment to sustainable procurement

How much does support cost?

As a charity, we aim to keep our costs competitive and attractive to all. Costs are available in the links above, and our bespoke consultancy works on a day rate to meet your needs.

"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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