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Hospitals: Food

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to improve the quality and nutritional value of hospital food for children. (186738)

The Department produced, in 2003, a guidance document entitled ‘Catering Services for Children and Young Adults’, which was designed to assist national health service trusts in providing appropriate catering services for these groups of patients. Decisions relating to the implementation of the guidance, or any parts of it, are a matter for individual trusts. A copy of the guidance document has been placed in the Library.