Apr 2015 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING CELEBRATES IMPRESSIVE SALT REDUCTION AND COMMITMENT TO PLEDGES
Leading independent caterer, Dine Contract Catering, has received recognition for its achievements for the Government’s Responsibility Deal pledges with a special invitation to meet Jane Ellison MP at Portcullis House, Westminster.
Ms Ellison, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health, has most recently become the key advocate for the Government’s Responsibility Deal, calling for the food and drink industry to improve the health and wellbeing of the British public through nine different pledges, such as Salt Reduction 2017. She personally invited Managing Director, Ian Cartwright to congratulate him on the company’s achievements in this area.
The award winning contract caterer, which has recently launched into the care homes sector, has not only signed up to many of the Government’s Responsibility Deal pledges, but has also gone above and beyond what is covered by the pledges.
Achievements include removing approximately 350kg of salt (more than a third of a tonne) from its supply chain.
The company has also reformulated 15 of its most popular dishes to reduce salt, sugar and fat, all without compromising on taste, as well as increasing the number of meals in its ‘lighter’ category by 30 per cent. Furthermore, every care home the company works with receives full nutritional guidance based on the Caroline Walker Trust and in line with the latest CQC guidelines.
“We’re proud of the achievements we’ve made and are working hard to make our menus even healthier and encourage both customers and team members to lead healthy lifestyles,” explained Ian.
“Each and every one of our recipes is checked by our in-house nutritionist, including salt levels, calorie and fat content. Plus, our simple to use Nutritional Pathway System for the care home sector allows carers to monitor the nutritional intake of residents on a daily basis, which means they can also check whether they have too much – or not enough – fat and salt in their diets.”