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A presentation on government buying standards from Dr Louis Levy at the Department of Health Improving Hospital Food Event.

A presentation on government buying standards from Dr Louis Levy at the Department of Health Improving Hospital Food Event.

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    • What are Government Buying Standards and why do they matter? Dr Louis Levy Improving Hospital Food Workshop, Hull Royal Infirmary, 20 May 2013
    • Government Buying Standards are designed to make it easier for government buyers to buy sustainably. They include: • official specifications that all government buyers must follow when procuring a range of products; • information about sustainable procurement and how to apply it when buying. 2 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards
    • Identifying and developing criteria reflection and redefinition fine tuning options Reference groups/ stakeholder engagement/ evidence informal consultation/ impact assessment discussionspre-consultation pilot I pre-consultation pilot II scoping study consultation identify options Reference Group 3 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards Implementation evidence Reference Group review GBSF • Informal and formal consultation • Implementation • Pilot projects
    • Effect ofapplying Target Nutrient Specifications onsodium intake ofsecondary school pupilsinEngland 4 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards 800 600 400 200 Sodiumcontributionfrommeal (mg/day) SACN recommendation Talking account for tomato ketchup max 600mg/100g baked beans max 400mg/100g burgers & pizzas max 400mg/100g sausages max 600mg/100g chips & potato products max 100mg/100g crisps etc max 600mg/100g girlsboys Gibson 2005 Data from School meals in secondary schools in England (2004) Applying Target Nutrient Specifications
    • Draft prioritisation matrix 5 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards
    • Bringing it altogether 6 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards Healthier Food Mark Government Buying Standards for Food On Off
    • GBS Food and Catering Services • Foods produced to higher sustainability standards • Foods procured and served to higher nutritional standards • Procurement of catering operations to higher sustainability standards 7 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards www.sd.defra.gov.uk/advice/public/buying/products/food/
    • Ahealthy food experience 8 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards
    • Help is at hand…. from DH/PHE 9 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_125579
    • Issues of packaging 10 Presentation title - edit in Header and Footer 10 Is this fit for purpose – for the patients - for the environment
    • Help is at hand.. from your supplier 11 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards Brakes 3663 NHS Supply Chain
    • Spot the difference….. 12 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards