School meals are child’s play with Westler’s Reduced Fat and Salt Hot Dogs
The School Food Trust recommends that children should only be served processed meat products once a fortnight, so caterers have a small window of opportunity to select a product that fits within this rule, are low in salt and fat and still prove a hit with kids.
School and educational caterers face many challenges providing healthy and nutritious food for school children whilst creating menus that appeal to a wide range of students.
Westlers Reduced Fat and Salt Hot Dogs provide a quick and simple way to serve up a classic, fun meal that kids love, whilst being low in salt and fat. Westlers has been producing hot dogs for the educational sector for many years and continues to be at the forefront of change in school catering. Its range of Reduced Salt and Fat Hot Dogs has been developed specifically for school caterers, and has been made to a recipe that makes it more likely for a hotdog meal to surpass the guidelines around fat and salt content laid down by the School Food Trust.
As well as containing low levels of salt and fat, Westlers Hot Dogs don’t contain MRM (mechanically recovered meat) and are manufactured in the UK, meaning they have fewer food-miles to travel. Westlers is the number one hot dog brand in leisure sector in the UK, so is a familiar treat associated with fun days out.
Because they are quick and easy to prepare, and make a complete meal with few other accompaniments, Westlers Reduced Salt and Fat Hot Dogs provide an ideal menu item for schools to prepare on a fortnightly basis as a treat. Westlers Reduced Salt and Fat Hot Dogs can be served in the traditional way in a bread roll, but also act as a versatile ingredient and can be served with pasta, rice or potatoes. Because they need no oil, fats or seasoning in the cooking process, counting and tracking nutrients, fats and salts in a complete meal is easy.
Robert Burns, Marketing controller at Malton Foods, trading as Westlers says: “For School caterers that want to serve up healthy and balanced meals whilst keeping fun dishes on the menu, Westlers Reduced Fat and Salt Hot Dogs can be a popular and versatile ingredient that cooks can rely on to serve up a fortnightly treat.”
For more information about Westlers Reduced Fat and Salt Hot Dogs, please contact Westlers on 01653 693971 or Email