Tell us about your favourite comfort food and you could win!

Homemade chicken noodle soup. A soothing Congee. A delicious Channa Masala. These are just some of the traditional comfort foods that The Scarborough Hospital is adding to the inpatient menu at the General campus as part of our innovative patient food improvement project ReFRESHing our Menu.

With cold and flu season upon us, we want to know: What’s your favorite comfort food when you’re sick? Share your unique, funny, poignant, inspiring or remarkable story about what you eat and why it makes you feel better in 250 words or less and you could win a $200 gift card towards a delicious meal at the Canadian comfort food restaurant, Bannock. 

Entering is easy! Submit your story as a comment here, or on the Transforming TSH Facebook page.

The contest will be open until Friday, January 20, 2012 at 5 p.m. The best entry as chosen by staff in our General campus Nutrition and Food Services department will win a $200 Oliver & Bonacini gift card that can be used at their Canadian comfort food restaurant Bannock in downtown Toronto. Second prize is two gift baskets of food straight from local Ontario farmers, courtesy of the organizations 100 Mile Market and 100km Foods. Third prize is a gift basket from The Scarborough Hospital’s prime food vendor SYSCO Canada.

The winning entries, as well as a selection of other submissions, will be profiled in a special Transforming TSH blog post on Thursday, February 2, 2012.

Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @ScarboroughHosp and subscribe to the Transforming TSH blog for contest updates and more posts about our journey to improve the patient experience.

Even more health tips can be found on our Top Tips for Staying Healthy blog – a proactive guide for healthy living with posts by TSH healthcare experts.

To learn more about the exciting work going on at The Scarborough Hospital please visit

If you would like to receive The Scarborough Hospital’s special monthly update on their innovative patient food improvement project, ReFRESHing our Menu, please email Julie Dowdie at jdowdie (at)

- Anne Marie Males, Vice President of Patient Experience at The Scarborough Hospital