Harper Adams University College
F1. Out of Home Energy (kJ/kcal) Labelling
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 16 March, 2012
Our catering department provides meals for students, staff and visitors. As a catering establishment we pledge to clearly display the calorie content of all food produced and purchased on site by easter 2012. Through the implementation of this vital measure, we hope to raise the awareness of our consumers as regards the potential calorific content present in their meal or snack. We believe it is our duty to clearly present this content because we pride ourselves in offering exacting dietary information to our customers.The university colleges main dining hall serves three hot meals a day to students during the week. The Graze Café serves a similar hot food option, as well as baguettes and jacket potatoes to staff and students seven days a week. The Kaldi Café is where students and staff can purchase hot drinks, snacks and paninis. Pams Pantry serves sausage and bacon sandwiches, every morning, to staff, students and visitors. When required we also provide buffets for meeting and conferences across the college campus. We currently display the calorie content of breakfast foods, baguettes and all hot drinks on our serving counters. In order to determine calorie content in our handmade baguettes for example, we have weighed the fillings of an average batch and combined this information with calories present in our fresh bread and salad. By April 2012 we hope to extend the visibility of calorie information to lunches, evening meals, cakes and buffets.We display a sign on our counters indicating the calorific content present in each food available. We hope to support this information by indicating the % of GDA (guideline daily amounts) present in each food for men and women. We also hope to introduce more healthy eating options to our weekly menu, making their low calorie status evident and visible to our customers.