Monday, 31 August 2009

Prison food better than that in NHS hospitals

Researchers have claimed the food provided in prisons is better than in NHS hospitals.

Experts from Bournemouth University examined the quality of food offered to prisoners and NHS patients.

They say people in hospital are losing out on nutrition because they are not being helped with eating or having their diet monitored.

A Department of Health spokesman said most patients were "satisfied with the food they receive in hospitals".
Oh, the irony.

Those outside of hospital are being lectured and harrassed by the Department of Health as they spend millions (£75m on Change4Life alone) telling us how vitally important healthy, nutritional food is. We must eat what we are told or government will legislate it for us by reducing salt in ready meals, enforcing no-nonsense approaches to school meals etc. Inside hospital, where one would assume such nutrition is at its most important, mere satisfaction is fine.

Source: BBC

1 comment:

Dr. Liz Miller said...

What is the fuss about? The solution is obvious - Cut the prisoners rations