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#1 Sun 27 Oct 13 5:42pm

Spockette

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Hospital "food"

Jamie - love your work at improving school meals and waking people up to the junk they're eating.

Had 2 parents in hospital this year - awful food - both lost 15-20 pounds (not big people to start with).  Food cooked in city about 60 miles away and presumably nuked to reheat - inedible and served in containers difficult to open.  Unopened packages (e.g. milk cartons, pudding cups) are thrown out for hygiene reasons. 

Poor nutrition caused anemia, sluggish bowels, gaunt faces, weakness.  Hospital system budgets low amount per day per patient but poor nuttrition leads to costs post-discharge for extra medical care needed.  Also colossal waste of money in discarded food. 

Sounds like another job for Jamie to tackle!

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#2 Sat 27 Aug 16 10:37am

andrew2

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Re: Hospital "food"

Jamie Oliver and Hospital foodAustraliaI reckon it should be a national food day

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#3 Sat 27 Aug 16 10:39am

andrew2

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Re: Hospital "food"

idesign use ribbons all by myself

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#4 Sat 27 Aug 16 10:45am

andrew2

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this is absolutely disgusting I would not eat this but I spec people in hospital to eat this sort of stuff it should be fresh did you  meals on site

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#5 Sat 27 Aug 16 12:46pm

beerforyorky

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Re: Hospital "food"

I have been in hospital overnight once in my life for no real reason. I was served khao tom moo which is rice soup with pork (apparently because I saw very little pork). Luckily I was discharged the following day before breakfast.

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#6 Tue 11 Oct 16 8:32am

stewMblake

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Um...not sure if you people understand that in hospitals the food should be viewed more as a sustenance and not a fancy meal you expect in the restaurant...

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#7 Tue 11 Oct 16 9:31am

Maree

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Re: Hospital "food"

stewMblake wrote:

Um...not sure if you people understand that in hospitals the food should be viewed more as a sustenance and not a fancy meal you expect in the restaurant...

It should be edible and appealing though. Food is an important part of the healing process:).

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#8 Tue 15 Nov 16 9:02pm

morning glory

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Re: Hospital "food"

beerforyorky wrote:

I have been in hospital overnight once in my life for no real reason. I was served khao tom moo which is rice soup with pork (apparently because I saw very little pork). Luckily I was discharged the following day before breakfast.

Blimey! Only once in hospital in your whole life?

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#9 Tue 15 Nov 16 9:04pm

morning glory

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Re: Hospital "food"

Maree wrote:

stewMblake wrote:

Um...not sure if you people understand that in hospitals the food should be viewed more as a sustenance and not a fancy meal you expect in the restaurant...

It should be edible and appealing though. Food is an important part of the healing process:).

That's true. Sadly, in the UK the budgets are incredibly tight for hospital food. But I've heard that if you say you are Muslim or Vegan you get much better food! I haven't tested this out...

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