Unhealthy Food in Hospitals Causes Outrage

by Kathy Jones on  October 11, 2010 at 9:36 PM Hospital News
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A large number of hospitals in Britain are serving unhealthy food to sick children with a report suggesting that the quality of the meals would be rejected in schools.
 Unhealthy Food in Hospitals Causes Outrage
Unhealthy Food in Hospitals Causes Outrage

According to the survey carried out by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash), more than 85 of the 189 meals for children tested were found to contain salt and fat levels far exceeding the limits imposed for school lunches in 2008.

In total, more than 30 percent of the 451 meals tested were found to come under the "red" zone for saturated fat or salt as per the guidelines laid down by the Food Standards Agency. Lead researcher Professor Graham McGregor said that while proper care is being taken to make sure that school children are eating healthy food, the fact that sick children are being provided unhealthy meals would prove to be an embarrassment for the hospitals.

"With everything we know about the risk of children developing high blood pressure and diet-related diseases such as obesity, it is vital to keep their consumption of salt and saturated fat as low as possible, while still being appetizing", he added.


Source: Medindia

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