Food for Life webinar on Thursday 22nd November at 11am.
Food waste in UK Healthcare is costed at £230 million annually. What can hospitals do to reduce this?
Research shows that over 30% of food is binned in hospitals, at an average cost of 22p per meal. The scale of food waste in hospitals is a largely hidden problem, with many hospitals recording levels of under 10%. Reducing food waste in hospitals is crucial in managing costs and reducing environmental impact, and high levels of plate waste suggest that patients are at risk of malnutrition.
In an upcoming webinar, Food for Life’s Hospital Programme Manager and food waste expert Dr Susannah McWilliam will be presenting on why food waste is a problem and introducing the ways in which Food for Life can support hospital teams to take innovative steps to change these dramatic statistics in relation to patient food. The support focuses on raising awareness across disciplines, in-depth auditing and co-developing a bespoke waste reduction plan for patient food. Tracey Hugill, Head of Dietetics and Orthotics from East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust will introduce the Trust’s new Malnutrition Prevention Project which aims to reduce malnutrition and food waste over the year across wards.
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