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Food in hospitals

Published on 13 April 2021

From: Health Facilities Scotland

National Catering and Nutrition Specification for Food and Fluid Provision in Hospitals in Scotland



This guidance document provides information on standards for nutritional care, nutrient and food provision for patients within hospitals. It provides information on how the standards/guidance can be met through assessment of the hospital population’s dietary needs, menu planning, and practical suggestions on food choices suitable for different dietary needs, including special and therapeutic diets.