RUH restaurant lands council's gold award

Wiltshire Times: RUH restaurant lands council's gold award RUH restaurant lands council's gold award

The food served in the restaurant at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) has been given a gold award by Bath & North East Somerset Council.

Catering staff at the hospital are celebrating as the RUH is one of the first organisations in Bath and North East Somerset to receive a Gold Award for Eat Out Eat Well. This new, national initiative has been developed to reward caterers across the country who make it easier for their customers to make healthy choices when eating out.

Eat Out Eat Well has three levels - Bronze, Silver, and Gold - and is symbolised by an apple logo in the shape of a heart. The level of award is based on a scoring system that takes into account the type of food on offer, cooking methods, and how healthy choices are promoted to customers - the higher the score, the higher the level of award. To obtain a Gold Award key staff also undertake accredited training in nutrition.

Hotel Services Manager for the RUH, Mike Newport, says: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this Gold Award, which recognises the hard work of our catering team. The award provides solid evidence of our commitment to provide staff and visitors with a good range of healthy foods from our retail outlets.”

In order to achieve the Gold Eat Out Eat Well Award, Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Public Protection team undertook an assessment, which included a review of menus, how the food is cooked and the number of healthy choices available, before giving a score.

Some of the changes to the food on offer at the RUH include the introduction of a healthy breakfast bar, offering cereals, muesli, porridge, fruit etc., adding more healthy options on the main food menu including fresh homemade soups, and providing a greater variety of fresh, undressed salads.

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1:41pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Wigwam31 says...

Its a shame the food that is served to the people admitted to the ruh isnt of the same standard, i spent a week in the R,U,H just before Christmas and i thought the food was awful, i found it to be mainly aimed at the older generation, poorly cooked and flavourless plus every meal i was given was tepid which lead to me not wanting to eat.
I dont expect to have restaurant quality food but i at least expect to have hot food that is healthy not 80's School canteen gloop.
Its a shame the food that is served to the people admitted to the ruh isnt of the same standard, i spent a week in the R,U,H just before Christmas and i thought the food was awful, i found it to be mainly aimed at the older generation, poorly cooked and flavourless plus every meal i was given was tepid which lead to me not wanting to eat. I dont expect to have restaurant quality food but i at least expect to have hot food that is healthy not 80's School canteen gloop. Wigwam31
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6:41pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Mike Hawkins says...

"i thought the food was awful, i found it to be mainly aimed at the older generation".

Do you honestly believe the older generation would want this food? We have the same taste buds as you, like our food hot (unless a salad) and want it well cooked! What food is "aimed at the older generation"?
"i thought the food was awful, i found it to be mainly aimed at the older generation". Do you honestly believe the older generation would want this food? We have the same taste buds as you, like our food hot (unless a salad) and want it well cooked! What food is "aimed at the older generation"? Mike Hawkins
  • Score: 2

8:56am Mon 13 Jan 14

The.Central.Scrutinizer says...

i found it to be mainly aimed at the older generation".

not sure what the older generation is, are their only two, younger and older, who require completely different foodstuffs?
It is true that food is mainly aimed at (do they throw it)?) folk at the older end of the age spectrum simply because that is who is in hospital but the food is just food.
If you did not like it, tough.
Eat what you are given!
i found it to be mainly aimed at the older generation". not sure what the older generation is, are their only two, younger and older, who require completely different foodstuffs? It is true that food is mainly aimed at (do they throw it)?) folk at the older end of the age spectrum simply because that is who is in hospital but the food is just food. If you did not like it, tough. Eat what you are given! The.Central.Scrutinizer
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