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We are proud to be featured in the article, “How to balance food trends and pupils nutrition”, in the November 2017 issue of the Independent Education Magazine. Anna-Maria Holt RD, Company Dietitian and Health & Wellbeing Lead at Pelican Procurement Services, shares her expertise on balancing the needs of pupils and parents when it comes to food trends and nutrition.

A lot more is expected from school caterers than in the past. The catering team is now required to provide a food service that is enticing and following the latest food trends. However, there is also a responsibility to ensure that the food is healthy and meets the nutritional needs for a range of dietary requirements including food allergies, food intolerances, vegan and vegetarianism.

The number of independent schools seeking nutritional expertise and support has increased significantly in recent months.  This trend appears to tie in with the publication of the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan and the Sugar Reduction strategy, which have received extensive press coverage, highlighting the effects of a poor diet on child health including dental decay, weight gain and diabetes.  As a result, parents have more awareness and interest in the sugar, fat and salt content in their children’s diets and expect school meals to be providing food that is nutritious and of the highest quality.

You can read the whole article in the November Issue of the Independent Education Today Magazine – pg 25


Pelican can help you.

If you would like to review your menu or food/drinks products you buy to reduce sugar, fat or salt consumption – please contact Anna-Maria Holt BSc Hons. RD, member of British Dietetic Association and Company Dietitian at Pelican Procurement Services on or call 01252 705200. 

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