Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) has once again achieved the HealthyLiving Award, through the scheme run by NHS Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government.
The HealthyLiving Award is a national award for the food service sector in Scotland, rewarding businesses, who encourage healthy eating by providing healthy options for customers.
Only businesses which are committed to preparing and serving food according to the specific award conditions can display the HealthyLiving Award logo and certificate. This means that healthier ingredients and cooking methods are used to keep salt, sugar and fat to a minimum, with an emphasis on healthy options such as water, low-fat dairy products, fruit and vegetables.
“By providing healthy snack options, such as fresh fruit, salads and seed and nut snack packs in our Café Concourse, as well as using healthy, locally sourced ingredients we are ensuring that all visitors to the venue, whether they attend for a small meeting in the café right up to a dinner dance for 1,400, are being provided with delicious andhealthy meals,” said AECC’s catering general manager David McDonald.
“The preparation is also key and our dedicated in-house chefs and kitchen brigade successfully deliver healthy meals to over 300,000 visitors at the venue each year.”
The Scottish Kids Show debuted at the AECC in June with 4,500 visitors.