How you, as a Catering Manager, would contribute for healthy and safe diet into establishment that you responsible for?

Essay by mimituUniversity, Master'sA-, January 2005

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Healthy food is the main function of protecting from 70% of disease in our days. The nourishing food and the enough dose of nutrition and their correctly absorption protect from disease like diabetes, heart attack, insults, high blood pressure, osteoporoses, gastric ulcer, migraine and etc.; Healthy nutrition increase the immune system and this help for cope with the different infections without remedy.

The enjoyment of food is one of life's pleasures and all foods can be enjoyed as a part of nutrition diet. The particular food is neither "good" nor "bad" of itself. What matters is how well a given food complements or combines with other foods to meet a person's energy and nutrient needs. The right decision and the best advice is that people should eat different kind of foods to spread consumption over the day. The different kind of nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, fats, minerals and water are important for a balanced diet, if only one of these components is absent these may destroy our health.

As catering managers we have offer to our customers, different kind of healthy food. Also we should offer both meat and vegetarian main courses in order to satisfy different clients' nutrition preferences. Our menu has to include a several groups of food.

The firs one is the group of vegetables and fruits. This group is full of vitamins and minerals, without at least 400mg per day the body could not digest successfully and easily, most fruits and vegetables are usually low in calories. They supply vitarnins A and C, potassium, and fiber. They should be consumed several times per day.

The next one is the group of pasta, bread, potatoes, and grains. They contain nutrients and non-nutrients and are low in fats. Also contribute proteins, minerals like potassium, magnesium, calcium.