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Nourishing Your Workplace

EUREST LEADS THE WAY IN THE FOODSERVICE SECTOR THROUGH THE PROVISION OF NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION.

We provide information that helps our customers maintain a balanced diet, via labelling that shows the salt, sugar, fat and saturated fat, as well as the calorie content.

Eurest’s dedicated programme focuses on providing customers with the information they need to make an informed choice about the food they are eating, and giving them healthier choices that taste great!

This way, we also provide a solution to growing client concern around the welfare of their employees and the cost of absenteeism due to health and diet-related issues.

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Know Your Food

Responsibility Deal

IN APRIL 2011 WE ANNOUNCED A SERIES OF PLEDGES IN SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSIBILITY DEAL, WORKING ALONGSIDE SUPERMARKETS AND HIGH STREET RESTAURANTS TO HELP IMPROVE THE NATION'S HEALTH.

These pledges include a commitment to providing calorie labelling for food and drink, eliminating artificial trans fats in the food we serve, and further reducing salt levels in our products and recipes, something we have been doing successfully for a number of years.

Through these pledges to the government, we are championing health and wellbeing in our industry and have launched a dedicated programme – Know Your Food – focused on providing customers with the information they need to make an informed choice about the food they are eating, and giving them choices that taste great.

This way, we also provide a solution to growing client concern around the welfare of their employees and the cost of absenteeism due to health/diet-related issues.

We have analysed hundreds of recipes to provide nutrition information in the form of Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs), which shows the salt, sugar, fat and saturated fat, as well as calorie content.

Working with our suppliers, thousands of product specifications have been reviewed and we are developing innovative solutions to make it easier for our customers to maintain a balanced diet.

For example, decreasing our salt sachets by 25% - an industry first - means a decrease of nearly 8 tonnes of salt per annum. By replacing butter with Flora Buttery in a number of our core recipes we’ll be eliminating up to 240 million calories and almost 100 tonnes of saturated fat – the weight of a blue whale – from our food.

We have also introduced 1% milk, a healthier alternative to its semi-skimmed counterpart. 1% milk contains 41% less total and saturated fat than standard semi-skimmed milk and has higher calcium content.

To ensure our teams have the right skills and knowledge to roll out the health and wellbeing programme, we have developed a series of coaching cards for our frontline teams, supported by an E-learning video.

Know Your Food

Meet Our Nutritionist

NICKY MARTIN IS HEAD OF NUTRITION FOR UK AND IRELAND, RESPONSIBLE FOR FOUR KEY AREAS OF BUSINESS; POLICY SETTING, CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH LEGISLATION; CLIENT LIAISON ON HEALTH AND WELLBEING; AND DELIVERY OF A NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND GENERAL NUTRITIONAL EDUCATION TO CLIENTS.

Her over-arching responsibility for the promotion of health and wellbeing generally – both internally and externally – demonstrates Eurest’s genuine and long-standing commitment to healthy eating in general and the role it plays in the long-term health – and by extension productivity - of the nation’s workforce.

Before completing a BSc (Hons) degree in Human Nutrition, Nicky spent six months in Ghana in West Africa working as part of a team of volunteers at a local hospital, with severely malnourished children – “It was all the inspiration I needed to undertake my degree.”

“My work at Compass began in the education sector, working with children in schools to improve their nutritional status through the food we provided to them. I have since taken on responsibility for ensuring that all our customers have access to a healthy balanced diet, leading to happier customers, increased satisfaction, improved retention, reduced rates of absenteeism, improved productivity, and reduced risk of injury and illness. Currently my position involves working closely with government initiatives, and ensuring health and wellbeing policy is a priority across the whole of the business.

“Working as a Registered Nutritionist is fantastic - and not just a career, it is a lifestyle.”

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES;

Nicky is supported by a team of nutritionists who are responsible for the: 

  • Support of Compass Group with nutritional data
  • Maintenance of nutritional analysis system, Saffron
  • Maintenance of recipe database system
  • Product development support
  • Recipe development support
  • Maintenance of special diets/allergen data in Saffron
  • Delivery and development of nutrition education resources
  • Delivery of health fairs on client premises
  • Nutrition training support

Do you have any questions for our nutritionists? Ask us at nutrition@compass-group.co.uk

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