The 'EatSmart@school.hk' campaign promotes healthy eating to children and the school lunch caterers play an important role of it.

To equip chefs and staff of school lunch caterers involved in recipe design and development with a better understanding of the nutritional requirement of school children, and to develop their skills in designing recipes for healthy school lunch, the Department of Health has organized the 'Nutritional Cooking Training Workshop for Chefs' since August 2007. To go in-line with the revised 'Nutritional Guidelines on Lunch for Students' (2017), to share the findings of the 'Nutrient Testing of School Lunch in Primary Schools in Hong Kong 2013' and to introduce the 'Salt Reduction Scheme for School Lunches' starting from 2017/18 school year, this year's workshop provided the following additional information:

  • Updated recommendations on serving size of lunch for students
  • Updated classification of food items for school lunch
  • Updated description of 'good practices'
  • Updated description and examples of limited food items
  • Results of the 'Nutrient Testing of School Lunch in Primary Schools in Hong Kong 2013'
  • Ways to estimate and reduce the sodium content in the lunch boxes
  • Salt Reduction Scheme for School Lunches

Participants from 9 school lunch suppliers and school canteens attended the 'Nutritional Cooking Training Workshop for Chefs' on 10 August 2018.

Participated School Lunch Suppliers and School Canteens (in alphabetical order):

  • Asia Pacific Catering Corp. Ltd – Luncheon Star
  • Ausino Food Holdings Limited
  • Caritas Ma On Shan Secondary School
  • Compass Group HK Limited
  • Delicious Chef King Catering Limited
  • ELCHK, Great Court
  • Nine to Five Limited
  • Sailing Boat Luncheon Production Limited
  • Yan Chai Hospital Chan Iu Seng Primary School

Participants paid their full attention to the lecture by DH's dietitians

 

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