Two Bristol hospitals have been given national awards for their food. Frenchay and Southmead Hospitals were given silver Food for Life awards by the Soil Association - the only hospitals to receive it.
In order to gain the Food for Life catering mark, the following standards must be met:
- Meals are freshly prepared, with seasonal ingredients
- Eggs are from cage-free hens and meat is from animals farmed to British welfare standards.
- No endangered fish is served.
- Menus are free from undesirable additives and GM ingredients.