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Nutrition in institutions

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The importance of good nutrition for individual health and well-being is widely recognized, yet for a significant number of people who rely on institutions for food and nutrition, this importance has not always been a primary consideration. People,therefore, may find themselves consuming food they would not ordinarily choose to eat, with, in some cases, restricted choices precluding individual preferences and compromising health. In recent years, there have been major advances in the quality of catering in some areas, particularly schools. Other institutions which have not been thrust into the media spotlight have fared less well in terms of policy drive and commitment. This insightful book looks in detail at five institutions:schools, hospitals, care homes for the elderly, prisons and the armed forces. As well as providing a fascinating history of the provision of food in each institution, each section considers: current policy and standards and their implementation adequacy of food provided with regard to the health status and dietary requirements of the people in the care of each institution efficiency of catering organization and issues relating to contract tendering, expenditure and procurement.

Published in 2009

Item details

Author(s):
Cross, Maria and MacDonald, Barbara
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1405121254
ISBN-13:
9781405121255
Number of pages:
416
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Title:
Nutrition in institutions

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The importance of good nutrition for individual health and well-being is widely recognized, yet for a significant number of people who rely on institutions for food and nutrition, this importance has not always been a primary consideration. People,therefore, may find themselves consuming food they would not ordinarily choose to eat, with, in some cases, restricted choices precluding individual preferences and compromising health. In recent years, there have been major advances in the quality of catering in some areas, particularly schools. Other institutions which have not been thrust into the media spotlight have fared less well in terms of policy drive and commitment. This insightful book looks in detail at five institutions:schools, hospitals, care homes for the elderly, prisons and the armed forces. As well as providing a fascinating history of the provision of food in each institution, each section considers: current policy and standards and their implementation adequacy of food provided with regard to the health status and dietary requirements of the people in the care of each institution efficiency of catering organization and issues relating to contract tendering, expenditure and procurement.

Published in 2009

Author(s):
Cross, Maria and MacDonald, Barbara
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1405121254
ISBN-13:
9781405121255
Number of pages:
416
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Title:
Nutrition in institutions

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