High-protein ice cream launches in the UK
Dutch high-protein ice cream brand, Koupe, is making its debut in the UK. Made with whey protein and milk rather than cream, the products contain around 12-13g protein per 100g. This is significantly higher than most dairy ice creams, which usually contain between 3-4g protein per 100g. The Koupe range is available through Ocado and includes Clever Chocolate, Brilliant Banana and Smart Strawberry.
(Picture from www.koupe.com)
‘Ultra-personalised’ menu creation
Vita Mojo is a London-based restaurant that lets guests customise their meals. Customers pick their meal, then adjust the protein and calorie quantities to create a dish to suit their unique requirements. Diners can personalise a range of aspects, including portion size and the distribution of carbohydrates/protein. Dishes can also be designed to accommodate certain food allergies.
New guidelines published for early years settings
New voluntary guidelines for early years settings (such as nurseries and childminders) have been jointly developed by the Department of Health, Department of Education and Public Health England, published in a recent report. The guidelines advise on a range of aspects including menus and resources, aiming to help early years settings meet the government dietary recommendations for infants and children aged 6 months to 4 years. Weaning advice, such as information on texture, when to introduce solids and which foods to avoid, is also included. A three-week menu cycle with recipes for children, and suggestions on how these can be adapted to meet the needs of infants, can also be found in the guidelines.
The report can be accessed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/example-menus-for-early-years-settings-in-england