Nutrition and allergen control

Nutritious meals for better health

Providing meals for care homes, hospitals and local authorities means we don’t compromise when it comes to ensuring nutritional value.

apetito has an in-house dietitian and nutritionist who work closely with the chefs

Working together for healthier meals

All of our food is created and prepped by enthusiastic and talented chefs to ensure a delicious meal, but they don’t work alone. The team includes an in-house dietitian, nutritionist and food scientist to ensure our meals not only taste great, but also deliver optimal nutritional value across a range of dietary requirements.
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Meeting nutritional standards

Our in-house dietitian and registered nutritionist ensure that all of our meals meet the nutritional standards required by the British Dietetic Association (BDA), the National Association of Care Catering and the Hospital Foods Standards Panel.
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Locking in nutrition

Once our chefs and nutritionists have perfected a recipe, the same ingredients and proportions are used to create our meals. Portions are then frozen within an hour of cooking to lock in nutrition and flavour. This process prevents the deterioration of the food over time, unlike chilled food that can start to lose its nutritional value during transit.
Eating for health is important

Eating for health

Eating for health is important, whether specific nutrition is required or you’re simply looking to maintain customers’ good health and wellbeing. That’s why every one of our meals is packed with goodness, with significantly less salt and sugar, and no unnecessary additives such as monosodium glutamate. 

Knowledge & expertise

"Keeping up to date on nutritional and dietetic news is crucial, especially around challenging areas such as malnutrition and dysphagia."

Helen Willis apetito dietitian
helen willis apetito dietitian
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Meals with specialist nutrition

We’ve created meals to meet specific dietary requirements and medical conditions. This includes meals that are small but packed with protein for those with reduced appetites (Mini Meals Extra), texture-modified meals for people with dysphagia, and Healthy Balance meals enriched with calcium and vitamin D to help maintain healthy bones. 
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Nutritional advice and labelling

All ingredients and nutritional values are listed in our product brochures and on My apetito, our online system that helps customers to plan menus and cater for individual diets. And as a valued apetito customer, you’re welcome to discuss the individual dietary needs of customers with our dietitian and nutritionist.  

Working together

"We're acutely aware of food allergies and what an issue they can be at mealtimes. That's why we work closely with the chefs to advise on specialist nutrition."

Kelly Fortune apetito nutritionist
kelly fortune apetito nutritionist
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Allergen control

Our industry-leading Free From range is specifically designed for people who suffer from food intolerance and allergies and free from 12 out of the 14 known allergies. For your peace of mind, we do not allow nuts or their derivatives into any of our production facilities. With the help of our suppliers, we’ve been able to remove nut warnings from 99% of our meals.

Find out more

To discover more about how our world-class catering can benefit your care home, hospital or community meal service get in touch today.

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