Merlin Park University Hospital launches restaurant calorie policy

Merlin Park University Hospital has introduced a new calorie posting policy, providing calorie information on menu items available in the hospital’s restaurant. The policy, launched last week, is being implemented on all menu items on a phased basis.

Calorie information is now displayed clearly on menus and display boards, starting with breakfast menus. In addition, restaurant staff are encouraging healthy eating by promoting healthy swap options from the menu.

Complimentary refreshments and fruit were provided to staff and visitors who attended the restaurant during the launch.

“This policy will make our staff and visitors more aware of the calories in the food they eat and targets awareness around obesity problems,” the hospital’s catering manager, Mary Killeen, said at the launch last week.

Calorie information will be available across the entire restaurant menu in 2016.

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