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Research Christmas 2013: Research

The survival time of chocolates on hospital wards: covert observational study

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7198 (Published 14 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7198

Re: The survival time of chocolates on hospital wards: covert observational study

It was with great enthusiasm that I read your intriguing and very topical paper. However I was disappointed to note that there was no further exploration or discussion of 'other' staff observed to succumb to the chocolate consumption. In this respect I would suggest in further research that you need to look into the chocolate eating habits of dietitians. Known to all round the hospital as purveyors of healthy eating and sound nutritional advice I have to admit to knowing no other group of staff who can consume chocolate at such a rate!

Competing interests: No competing interests

24 December 2013
Alison Kyle
Dietetic Service Manager and Professional Lead
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
1 Higher Kingston, Yeovil Somerset BA21 4AT