"Fat food is friendly"
About: Geraldton Hospital Geraldton Hospital Geraldton 6530
Posted by Pindan Girl (as ),
I have been in hospital for a number of days now and not once have I been consulted about food. The catering staff bring menus around and I mark that I would like a full fat diet and so far all I have received is a low fat diet full of salt.
I used to work in a hospital kitchen and we cooked healthy nutritious food from scratch. The food I am receiving is packaged food, high in salt and most likely doing more harm than good. Food should be cooked from scratch using iodised salt with the correct mix of salt and potassium. The food should be nutritional and so far from what I have read on the packaging the food doesn't appear to be that way.
Fat is not bad for you. It has be demonised for years and the information is wrong. I would like the catering staff to take a look at the current research (there is plenty of it) and keep up to date, providing nutritional food to patients in hospital.