Food for thought
We’re committed to doing all we can to reduce our impact on the environment and we are starting in the kitchen. Fully compostable recycled packaging has been introduced at all fitness and wellbeing centres with ‘grab and go’ fridges. Our new packaging eliminates plastic food containers and wrappings and is made from 100% recycled paper.
In addition, menus at our cafes are redesigned to ‘cross pollinate’ dishes with the same ingredients, all bearing the sustainable Red Tractor, RSPCA assured, MSC fish and free-range eggs standards. The changes have reduced food waste caused by short shelf-life ingredients, and simplified operational delivery to Nuffield Health sites.
Our cafes and ‘grab and go’ fridges offer nutritious, healthy, sustainable options, presented in an environmentally friendly way. Our food outlets are making a positive contribution towards the Charity’s goals to reduce waste and improve sustainability across its sites.
In our hospitals, we’ve partnered with our supplier Sodexo to implement their data-driven programme, to reduce plate waste. We’re now using patient and client feedback to constantly review our menus and can remove or tweak less popular dishes quickly and efficiently. Since Sodexo launched WasteWatch, it has made a significant impact, cutting down on CO2 emissions and preventing over 280 tonnes of food waste in the UK.