healthy eating

Arla Foods Partners With The Ministry of Education

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Dec 2018

Arla Foods has partnered with the UAE Ministry of Education to promote healthy food habits among school children. The initiative, called Arla FOODMoovers will be rolled out across 150 public and private schools in the UAE following the success of the pilot program at Dubai British School earlier this year. Arla FOODMoovers aims to enhance

Frico partners with chef on healthy eating programme for schools

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Sep 2017

Dutch cheese brand, Frico, is teaming up with Emirati chef and TV personality, Bader Najeeb, to carry out a nationwide campaign in schools with the objective of educating children on the importance of eating a balanced diet. The programme has been piloted in the UAE over the summer, and will be rolled out in schools

Vis Mundi acquires substantial stake in Dubai’s Kcal

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Jun 2017

Investment company, Vis Mundi, has acquired a substantial stake in Dubai-based healthy eating brand, Kcal Group, through one of its affiliated companies. The investment and active strategic involvement of Vis Mundi will support the company’s expansion through financing, strategic resources, strengthened management and implementation of global best practices. Commenting on the transaction, Salvatore Caizzone, founder

Flow eatery opens at Jumeirah Emirates Towers

by Dina Maaty | 19 Mar 2017

Jumeirah Restaurant Group (JRG) has launched Flow, a new healthy eating and creative hub located in Jumeirah Emirates Towers. A press statement said that Flow has been conceived as a “visionary health hub where guests connect, create and converse to enter the Flow ‘state of mind’ – a mental state where the UAE’s youth and

Opinion: The Road to Health and Wellness

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Jan 2017

Ghida Sarieddine, director of special projects, Royal Catering explains how the WEQAYA nutritional programme helps consumers make healthy choices. With one of the world’s highest prevalence of diabetes, UAE health authorities recognised several years ago that something had to be done to combat the region’s greatest health challenge.  It was then that the Health Authority

Spill the Beans: Under500

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Dec 2016

Mahmood Bartawi and Fadi Ghaly, childhood friends and co-founders of Under500 reveal ambitious global expansion plans for their healthy eating concept What is your professional background? Mahmood: I am Emirati-born and come from a commercial background, while Fadi has vast experience in creative industries and business start-ups. I have a degree in business from the

Bull&Roo overhauls three outlet menus

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Aug 2016

Bull&Roo outlets, Tom & Serg, The Sum of Us and Common Grounds have updated their menus with healthy dishes and more ethically-sourced produce. The Sum of Us artisan café has added peppered pomegranate braised chicken pops (AED 49); eggplant, date and chickpea tagine (AED 55), and ginger breeze steamed seabass (AED 79). The café is

Food trends: Paleo

by Dina Maaty | 22 May 2016

As the prehistoric Paleo diet morphs from a trend into a lifestyle, Catering News asks how easy it is to follow in the Middle East, and whether it’s really as healthy as it seems   The Paleo diet is based on foods mainly assumed to have been available to humans that existed during the prehistoric

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