Source: The Tyee- October 17th, 2012
Guelph, Ont. — “Hospital food” is one of those phrases that evokes an almost visceral reaction from anyone who has had the displeasure of experiencing it first-hand.
Bad hospital food stories are nothing new, but in the past few years there has been a renewed call to improve the healthcare system’s approach. Not just for the sake of patients’ palates and morale, but for the local food system and environment.
We expected that hospital administrators must know about their bad food problem. But we wondered: Are they doing anything to fix it? And if so, what?
The good news: it’s happening. There are local food champions within hospitals and the wider healthcare system. The bad news? They’re up against a system that has put food on the chopping block for the past two decades…