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Adjournment debate

On 14 June 2011, Labour MP Joan Walley, a long-time campaigner for improving public sector food, led a debate on hospital food.

The Stoke-on-Trent North MP believes there should be legal nutritional standards for food served in all public sector institutions such as hospitals, care homes and the armed forces.

Ms Walley wants the government to ensure that public sector food is produced to environmental standards and contains less salt and saturated fat.

Research conducted by the Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash) last year found there is too much salt and fat in the food served to children in hospital, a survey suggests.

The survey said that 85 of the 189 child hospital meals tested would be too unhealthy to be served in schools.

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