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Aramark wins 28 Healthyliving awards for Scotland and offshore

07 March 2014 by
Aramark wins 28 Healthyliving awards for Scotland and offshore

Foodservice firm Aramark has won 28 Healthyliving awards for sites across Scotland and offshore, in recognition of its work in promoting healthy eating.

The awards recognise the caterers doing the most to make healthy eating easy, from using healthier ingredients and food preparation methods, to clear communication of healthy alternatives.

Managed by NHS Health Scotland and funded by the Scottish government, the awards score applicants on their ability to keep saturated fat, salt and sugar levels down, and their efforts in promoting and marketing healthier eating.

Winning Aramark sites included Chevron in Aberdeen, Edinburgh College and Aegon UK in Edinburgh; army base MOD Caledonia at Rosyth; and a number of BP offshore oil rig platforms.

The awards come soon after the company introduced its Healthy for Life programme, which helps improve health awareness across its UK sites via booklets and marketing materials. It also launched an Eat Yourself Healthy initiative in January, to help customers stick to their New Year's Resolutions.

Similarly, in July 2013 it announced that it had removed a tonne of saturated fat from its food, after switching to lower-fat cooking techniques and products.

Mike Ball (pictured), managing director for Aramark, Scotland and offshore, said: "Our customers increasingly look to us not just to provide food that tastes fantastic, but also to help educate them in making an informed choice."

Aramark's UK arm is one of the largest foodservice and facilities management companies in the country, operating across diverse sites including B&I, healthcare, education, defence and offshore.

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