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Compass in Scotland champions healthy eating

Compass in Scotland, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has committed to working with the Scottish Government to support the voluntary commitments set out for caterers in its Supporting Healthy Choices industry-wide framework.

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Compass Group news team
Thursday 26 June 2014

Healthy food with nutritional labelling

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Health and wellbeing is at the very heart of Compass Group UK & Ireland and the business has taken a series of innovative steps over the last few years to help millions of consumers choose healthier lifestyles every day. These initiatives include investing over £1 million in systems to analyse recipes and menus, rolling out nutritional labelling, helping over 6,000 colleagues learn about health and wellbeing and leading the way in reducing the amount of salt and saturated fat in its food2.

Compass’ approach is encapsulated in its Know Your Food programme. Know Your Food is a platform created by Compass to inform consumers about healthy living and sustainable sourcing. Compass teams in Scotland and across the wider business win numerous awards for championing healthy eating in the food service industry. Compass in Scotland will now look to maintain this momentum and take its commitment further through Supporting Healthy Choices and continued support of the Healthy Living Award3.

Wilson Barrie, Chair of Compass in Scotland, said; “As caterers, we have a really important role to play in helping and encouraging people to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Our achievements to date, both in Scotland and across our wider business, demonstrate our ongoing commitment to providing information that helps our consumers maintain a balanced diet. We welcome initiatives that keep health and wellbeing at the top of the agenda and we’re looking forward to working with the Scottish Government to take the Supporting Healthy Choices framework forward.”

Nicky Martin, Head of Nutrition, Compass Group UK and Ireland added; “Providing information, education and support to our consumers so they can make healthy choices is so important, and doing so in an engaging way really helps to improve people’s health. This has been a core focus for us as an organisation and through Supporting Healthy Choices, we’ll continue to champion health and wellbeing across our sites.”

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For more information:
Tara Carroll, Compass Group UK & Ireland
Tel: 01895 554210 / 077 9856 6405
Email: tara.carroll@compass-group.co.uk

Notes to Editors

1. For full details of the Supporting Healthy Choices Framework visit: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/Healthy-Living/Food-Health/HeathyChoices
2. Compass Group UK & Ireland’s commitment to health and wellbeing has seen the business:
• Remove all artificial trans-fats from its food
• Replace butter with Flora Buttery to trim almost 100 tonnes of saturated fat from thousands of recipes
• Redesign salt sachets to remove eight tonnes of salt from its supply chain
• Nutritionally analysed 12,000 recipes and 17,000 product specifications
• Roll out nutritional labelling to over 1,800 Compass sites
• Provide e-learning training in health and wellbeing to more than 6,000 Compass employees
3. For full details of the Healthy Living Award visit:
www.healthylivingaward.co.uk/