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Letters Hospital food

Many factors contribute to hospital food practices

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 01 February 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p202
  1. Stephen Bacchi, neurology registrar
  1. Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, SA 5042, Australia
  1. stephen.bacchi{at}

Stretton and colleagues voice important concerns about the provision of nutritious food options for hospital staff, which should be supported.1 But multiple complexities might underly the issues raised, beyond the food on the plate.

Some staff might eat on-site prepared food because of personal preference or convenience. But others might encounter barriers that prevent them from bringing home …

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