Hospital canteen’s ‘fry-up’ pie is ‘heart attack on a plate’
Former government adviser calls for ban on pie crammed with bacon, sausage, black pudding and beans, with an egg on top, being sold for £1.50 at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee
A “fry-up” pie should be banned from a hospital canteen, says a food expert.
The £1.50 “heart attack on a plate” is crammed with bacon, sausage, black pudding and beans, with an egg on top.
It is being sold at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, where doctors fight to save stroke and heart attack victims.
Prof Mike Lean, former government adviser, and chair of human nutrition at Glasgow University, said it was a “shocking” example of a meal, adding: “It should never be anywhere near a hospital. It is laden with fat, salt and without a vegetable in sight. There should be strict guidelines for all food sold in hospitals.”
The “fry-up pie” is on sale at the take-away counter of a shop within the hospital. A spokesman for NHS Tayside said: “There are a wide range of meals, snacks and drinks available for the public and staff to choose from. These include healthy breakfast options such as fresh orange juice, low-fat yoghurts and fresh fruit.”
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