As of last January, schools are now expected to provide ‘one or more portions of fruit every day’ and ‘at least three different fruits each week’ in the hope to increase children’s intake of fibre, folate, vitamin A and vitamin C. Fruit snack brand, Nature’s Finest is proud to represent the minority that have supported this cause for years and in response have launched a new wholesale food service bulk pack, ideal for catering companies such as Compass.
Due to bad diets Britain faces a health crisis. Almost 20% of children are classed as obese by the time they leave primary school, thus putting a huge strain on the NHS, costing them £10bn every year. Nature’s Finest 113g snack pots are schools approved in the hope to enrich the lives of youngsters and improve their diets. It is now easier than ever for schools to buy and stock the products due to the 48 x 113g pack of fruit cups the brand has introduced. The new pack size joins the already successful range of products in fruits; Mango, Tropical Fruit Salad, Pineapple and Peach.
Containing fibre, vitamin A and vitamin C, the Nature’s Finest Mango Pot will be a unique and welcome addition to caterers servicing schools and hospitals. In order to really make a difference to lives of the younger generation, schools need to raise their own standards by teaching children the importance of food, what it does and how to use it. Nature’s Finest prides itself on being a versatile food that can not only be used as a convenient on-the-go snack but something that can be used in cooking.
With Nature’s Finest 113g pots being schools approved, they are ideal for school caterers looking to meet the set government standards and guidelines of the recommended 400g portion of fruit and vegetables. With each potcontributing to a child’s daily fruit and vegetable allowance, service industries looking to update their offerings following the January 2015, school food plan changes will find the new Nature’s Finest pots a welcome addition.
Georgina Edmonds, marketing manager of Nature’s Finest, said: “With our 113g snack pots being a schools approved range, we’re happy to provide a product that contributes to their daily allowance set by the government, in our eyes the more fruit and veg children eat the better. Introducing a wholesale pack made perfect sense for us after seeing the success of the individual pots.”