The Royal Glamorgan Hospital has received a gold award for its healthy food from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council
The Royal Glamorgan Hospital and Prince Charles Hospital have both been awarded gold for their healthy food.
The award follows an audit of the food sold in both the hospital canteens and restaurants by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council trading standards officers.
The inspector said the healthy options on sale were “fresh, appealing and well prepared” and she praised the “enthusiasm for healthier eating” from catering staff.
The healthy options award scheme was developed to reward caterers throughout Wales who make it easier for customers to make healthier food choices when eating out. There are three levels – bronze, silver and gold.
The award is open to all caterers who have achieved a food hygiene score of three or more.
Cllr Paul Cannon, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Community Safety, said: “We are pleased to be able to endorse the healthy food on offer at both the Royal Glamorgan Hospital and Prince Charles Hospital.
“It is so important that people are given healthy options in this day and age, wherever they may be and it is fantastic news to hear that our hospitals are leading the way to promoting healthy living.
“Catering staff at both hospitals offer colleagues, patients and visitors access to a healthy, nutritious and affordable diet.”
Stephen Barnard, head of catering at Cwm Taf Health Board, said: “We are very proud to have been awarded a gold award for the healthy food options we offer in all our hospital restaurants.
“This award represents the hard work of all our catering staff to offer our customers a wide choice of high-quality, well-prepared food.”