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1 Royal Bolton Hospital Changing the whole food environment

2 Hospitals Significant reach and influence within local community. staff, patients and visitors. large workplace employing thousands of people. daily interaction with thousands of patients & visitors Requirement to tackle staff ill health and promote good health (Boorman) Desire for good nutrition as part of treatment goals & food for convenience. – trusted brand (hospitals perhaps more so?)

3 Obesity Products high in fat, salt & sugar (HFSS) contributes significantly to obesity - If hospitals provide then fair to say ARE contributing to obesity by: 1. Increasing access to them 2. Giving credibility to HFSS food & drink products 3. Neutralising public health messages about potential harm

4 Malnutrition Eating energy-dense (ED) and/or high fat salt & sugar (HFSS) food/drink with little or no nutrition. Patients – may refuse, miss or only partially eat prepared nutritionally balanced meals if full on ED HFSS products Staff - facilitating short term energy boost intakes - weight gain - low nutrition Visitors – normalisation/promotion of HFSS products – may validate & encourage further consumption?

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9 Removed salt from tables. Removed high-sugar drinks & high-fat crisps from sale*. Restricted size of chocolate bars (max 60g), flapjacks, muffins and large packets of biscuits (includes WRVS shops) Established weekly fruit & veg market & mobile fruit & veg van for staff & visitors Traffic light labelling on restaurant menu. Prohibiting multi-buy deals e.g. buy one get one free or 3 for price of 2 Developed the Less campaign to support physical changes Redesigned children's menu encouraging healthier meal choices Established a Food and Nutrition Working Group Developed a trust food policy Working with Council Leisure Services to mirror improvements Weve made a start....

10 Traffic light labelling

11 Less campaign

12 Weekly fruit & veg market

13 Weekly mobile fruit & veg van on site

14 After the changes

15 WRVS shop

16 Trust owned cafe

17 Trusts vending machines

18 WRVS shop

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20 Next steps...remove multi-buys

21 OK with this multi-buy

22 What is acceptable trade within a hospital/NHS environment?

23 Electronic cigarette shops - A known public health problem?

24 Betting shops - public health problem?

25 Fruit machines – Public health problem?

26 ....Public health problem?

27 Brand stretching.....

28 Target audience......

29 If put to a public vote?…….. IS IT ACCEPTABLE FOR HOSPITALS TO PROMOTE & SELL PRODUCTS HIGH IN FAT, SALT AND SUGAR? Yes No

30 Take home messages.....

31 Dont have too much sugar!

32 ALL hospitals need to run similar campaigns – it CAN & MUST be done! Individual hospitals can only make statements – a network of hospitals can start a revolution!

33 THANK YOU Gary Bickerstaffe Health Improvement Specialist (Health Settings) Room 23, Rivington Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital Tel: xt 5749


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