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BEN’S BEGINNERS COMES TO TOWN

MARS FOOD UK VOLUNTEER DAY IN DECEMBER

On Thursday 15th December 80 Mars Food Associates from the Head Office in Leicestershire cooked up a storm, teaching 300 local school children all about good nutrition and how to cook a healthy meal through the Ben’s Beginners Programme.

The UK Associates worked with eight schools hosting nine Ben’s Beginners events in school halls and classrooms across Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, working with 300 local children aged between 6yrs and 11yrs.

Angie Phillips from the UK CA team commented, “The aim is to help children to learn about food and nutrition and to get excited about cooking at home. The morning is all about fun and sharing information with the children in an entertaining way.  The children learn about the seasonality of our food, how it’s grown and what nutritional values they offer to a balanced diet.” 

The event is delivered in collaboration with a UK charity called The Children’s Food trust and the afternoon of the event is supporting students to cook a healthy meal together, learning skills along the way.

The volunteering events closed with parents who were invited to come into the schools to taste their children’s cooking.  Every student received a workbook, certificate and a goody bag for parents so they can take their skill and passion home to cook together.

Chris Andrews, Year 5 Teacher at Bottesford Primary School commented, “It was a great day and the children had a lot of fun learning all about nutrition to getting hands on with cooking a healthy rice recipe.  It was a brilliant day and we know the children will take this new passion for food and cooking home to cook with their families.” 

Uncle Bens Rice and Grains Range Win Product of the Year 2017.

The UK Food team were celebrating recently after leading brand UNCLE BENS® won the prestigious Product of the Year Award 2017 for its innovative new UNCLE BENS® Rice and Grains range in the ‘Rice and Grains’ category.

The UK Food team were celebrating recently after leading brand UNCLE BENS® won the prestigious Product of the Year Award 2017 for its innovative new UNCLE BENS® Rice and Grains range in the ‘Rice and Grains’ category.

Established in France nearly 30 years ago, Product of the Year currently operates in over 40 countries around the world with the same purpose: Guide consumers to the best products in their market and reward manufacturers for quality and innovation.

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The UK Food team were celebrating recently after leading brand UNCLE BENS® won the prestigious Product of the Year Award 2017 for its innovative new UNCLE BENS® Rice and Grains range in the ‘Rice and Grains’ category.

The UK Food team were celebrating recently after leading brand UNCLE BENS® won the prestigious Product of the Year Award 2017 for its innovative new UNCLE BENS® Rice and Grains range in the ‘Rice and Grains’ category.

Established in France nearly 30 years ago, Product of the Year currently operates in over 40 countries around the world with the same purpose: Guide consumers to the best products in their market and reward manufacturers for quality and innovation.

Nadia Follon, UNCLE BENS® Brand Manager at Mars Food UK said: "We know that people want to eat healthy, good quality food that is also easy to prepare and tastes delicious. Quinoa and other healthy grains have never been so popular but many are unsure of how to prepare a meal using these nutritious ingredients. So we created Uncle Ben’s Rice & Grains to make it easy to create healthy meals that taste great and family and friends will love. We are so proud that this innovative range has been recognized by Product of the Year and we will continue to bring exciting new NPD to the category."

The Uncle Ben’s Rice & Grains range provides a great source of complex carbohydrates – essential for a healthy balanced diet. The range is low in fat, saturated fat and sugars and provides a natural source of fibre. It is also free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.

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The Uncle Ben’s Rice & Grains range provides a great source of complex carbohydrates – essential for a healthy balanced diet. The range is low in fat, saturated fat and sugars and provides a natural source of fibre. It is also free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.