Letterkenny University Hospital's Junction Restaurant has attained the prestigious Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award from the Irish Heart Foundation.  In order to achieve this, an independent catering audit was undertaken by Irish Heart Foundation Dietitian, Regina Rattigan.

This involved an independent assessment of overall food choice, counter layout, food preparation practices and menus including the measures which had been undertaken to reduce fat, sugar and salt and to increase fibre, fruit and vegetables and assess portion sizes. Following the final visit on 6th of March 2018, Letterkenny University Hospital’s Junction Restaurant was awarded The Silver Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award.

Mr Sean Murphy, General Manager welcomed the award stating, “This award recognises the commitment and hard work of the Catering Staff in Letterkenny University Hospital in ensuring that food menus in the Junction Restaurant meet the recommended guidelines set out by the Irish Heart Foundation and The Department of Health. The mission of this hospital is to deliver health with care and we endeavour to do this by promoting healthy lifestyles including a healthy diet for patients and staff.”  Mr Murphy concluded by congratulating all staff involved for their ongoing commitment and dedication which culminated in receiving this award.

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L-R : Arindam Ghosh, Catering Officer; Caroline Wilkin, Dining room Staff; Una Gallagher, Chef; Geraldine Breen, Chef; Christine Wallace, Dining Room Supervisor; Mark Duffy, Catering Manager; Toal McClaffety, Chef; Paul McLaughlin, Chef;  Anne Neely, Chef; Mary Neely, Dining room staff; Bernie McGinty, Dining room staff; Elaine Nelis, Chef and Marie McKeon, Catering Officer.

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