This is part of the work that the Love British Food Hospitals Working Group is leading to ‘inspire’ Trusts to promote British food on their menus year-round.
Alexia Robinson, founder of Love British Food, said: “British Food Fortnight in the Autumn is established as a promotion in the NHS and many Trusts take part every year. We want Trusts to highlight British food on their menus year-round. So we are going to piggy back on other events, starting with Nutrition and Hydration Week and then looking ahead to other opportunities such as the Coronation for promoting British food on menus.”
The Love British Food website will have posters and bunting to support afternoon tea celebrations. Go to: https://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/promotional-material.
Andy Jones, co-lead of Nutrition and Hydration Week, added: “What is more British, than afternoon tea? The forthcoming Nutrition & Hydration week will once again celebrate the 'afternoon tea' on Wednesday 15th March, we have linked up with Love British Food to celebrate the great British Food which makes afternoon tea so special.
“Nutrition and Hydration is important to us all and, on the middle day, we invite all of our NHS community to hold tea parties in their organisations. Not only does it show your commitment to nutritional care, and help people improve nutritional intake for your patients and customers, but it's also a great way to bring people together and create some joy and fun.
“We’d love it if you could share photos of your tea parties on social media using the hashtag #NHW2023 #LoveBritishFood and tweeting them to us @NHWeek @LoveBritishFood.”