Hospital meals less healthy than Big Macs study
Hospital meals less healthy than Big Macs study

A Big Mac burger is healthier than 75 percent of NHS hospital meals a recent study conducted in the UK has revealed

The study examined twenty five different meals provided by an NHS food supply chain to find that sixty percent of hospital food contained more salt than the popular McDonalds burger Seventy five percent had more saturated fat

The survey was carried out by Sustain a campaign group demanding that the government bring compulsory minimum food standards into the NHS

Without standards many meals will remain unhealthy and unappetizing said Alex Jackson a Sustain member Its staggering to think sick patients could be better off eating at McDonalds

The study comes after a bill on transforming hospital food was discussed in parliament for the first time earlier this week

One case in the study showed that a bowl of curry contained six times more fat than a KFC zinger burger set menu while another pasta meal served at the hospital contained saturated fat three times the daily recommended amount for an average person

The study showed that forty percent of the meals contained more saturated fat than a nine inch pepperoni pizza

Date : 21 May, 2012
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