Food, glorious food! Derbyshire employees enjoy ‘Free Food’ banquet
February got off to a delicious start at a Derbyshire company this week as 350 employees celebrated the launch of a national slimming campaign with lunch ‘on the house’.
To mark the launch of ‘Free Food February’ 2018, Alfreton-based Slimming World served up a mouth-watering healthy banquet for all of its employees – which was ‘Free’ in more ways than one.
Throughout February, Slimming World groups across the UK and Ireland are celebrating Free Food February, a festival-inspired celebration named after all of the ‘Free Foods’ that Slimming World’s 900,000 members can enjoy freely on the slimming plan.
Slimming World’s eating plan Food Optimising uses the principles of energy density (the calories per gram in a food), and satiety (how filling a food is). Foods with low energy density and that are highly satisfying and can be enjoyed freely without weighing, counting or measuring, so members can lose weight without hunger. Free Food includes fruit and vegetables, lean meat and fish, potatoes, pasta, rice, eggs and more.
I love the fact I have a healthy and filling meal guaranteed when I come to work each day. I’m sure our lovely catering team help to keep us concentrating all day long!
The restaurant at Slimming World head office served up a menu of Free Food-filled dishes to celebrate the national launch, and as a special treat all meals were provided free to head office staff. The healthy meals to choose from included cottage pie, lemon and chilli chicken with Tuscan beans, tuna kebabs and saag aloo gobi. All meals came with rice, Slimming World roast potatoes or jacket potatoes, hot vegetables and salad options.
Katy Harris, Digital Writer (pictured at top), says: “I had the tuna kebabs and they were absolutely delicious! We are so well looked after here and I love the fact I have a healthy and filling meal guaranteed when I come to work each day. I’m sure our lovely catering team help to keep us concentrating all day long! The dishes are always made from Slimming World recipes which is really brilliant when a new recipe book comes out – this time it’s been our new Little Book of Menus – I feel like I’ve been lucky enough to have taste-tested some future Slimming World favourites!”
Each year, the Slimming World restaurant serves up more than 100,000 subsidised meals for staff, visitors and the 4,800 Consultants who attend the Slimming World Academy for training. All meals are cooked from scratch by a talented in-house catering team.
Slimming World was founded by Margaret Miles-Bramwell (OBE, FRSA) in 1969. There are now more than 18,000 groups held weekly across the UK and Republic of Ireland via a network of 4,000 community-based Slimming World Consultants, who receive specific training in the role of diet and physical activity in weight management, as well as sophisticated behaviour-change techniques.
Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, Food Optimising, is based on the science of satiety and energy density. Our phased activity programme, Body Magic, eases members into activity until it becomes an intrinsic part of their daily routine. The principles behind Slimming World’s philosophy are based on a deep understanding of the challenges faced by overweight people and a recognition that those who struggle with weight carry a double burden, the weight itself and a burden of guilt and shame about their weight. Slimming World’s programme integrates practical, up-to-date advice with a highly developed support system based on care and compassion, and Consultant training focuses on facilitating behaviour change in a warm and friendly group environment. Consultant training is delivered through the Slimming World Academy. Slimming World also invests in a comprehensive research programme to develop its support for long-term weight management. The group support provided by Slimming World is recognised as effective by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS.
For more information about Slimming World’s approach visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk or call 0344 897 8000.
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