Research data sought for night time food provision within hospitals

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Request made by: Sustainable Food City Liverpool Coordinator, Liverpool Food People
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    Research data sought for night time food provision within hospitals

    We’re delivering a Food Action plan for Liverpool as part of the Sustainable Food Cities Project, supported by Food Matters, the Soil Association and Sustain. One of the areas we’ve been focusing on is Public Sector Procurement, which has led us to look at the food offers available in hospitals for visitors, patients & staff. Following discussions with the health & wellbeing lead for staff, it has become apparent that the night time provision is particularly poor, with night shift workers and overstaying visitors relying on vending machines or fast food outlets off site. We’d like to gather some evidence about what is currently on offer in different hospitals – the good, the bad and the ugly! – so we can make recommendations for the food & drink strategy that a Liverpool hospital is putting together. We’re particularly interested in the dichotomy of what people say they would like to eat versus what they actually end up eating – ie sometimes it’s all about the chocolate and the caffeine however good the intention…

    If this is of interest – might suit a post grad student interested in staff wellbeing within healthcare settings for example, please contact Lucy Antal via liverpoolfoodpeople@gmail.com or 0151 707 7897. Thank you.

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