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Improving hospital food: Evaluating the impact of the Soil Association Food for Life programme

Gray, Selena; Means, Robin; Orme, Judy; Pitt, Hannah; Jones, Matthew; Salmon, Debra


Robin Means

Judy Orme
Professor/Ins Director ISHE

Hannah Pitt

Mathew Jones
Associate Professor in Public Health

Debra Salmon


To evaluate the progress of FFL within the hospital setting
A case study approach with three pathfinder organisations working with the SA (Barts Health, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with staff and stakeholders, and relevant document analysis was undertaken.
FFL has helped to catalyse a systems approach to food within organisations, and provided an external lever to help drive up the quality and nature of the food provided by external contractors.
Cross-institution and community involvement including leadership commitment and engagement, along with a recognition that food quality is closely linked to core objectives such as care provision are needed to make progress.

Presentation Conference Type Poster
Start Date Jun 9, 2016
Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Gray, S., Means, R., Orme, J., Pitt, H., Jones, M., & Salmon, D. (2016, June). Improving hospital food: Evaluating the impact of the Soil Association Food for Life programme. Poster presented at Food: The Forgotten Medicine
Keywords Soil Association, Food for Life, food
Publisher URL!event/2016/6/8/food-8211-the-forgotten-medicine
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Food: The Forgotten Medicine