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Healthy Farm Young Chef Program launch


2019-05-01   

The Healthy Farm brand of Global Food Industries (GFI), a leading world-class value-added frozen food manufacturing company that is part of Albatha Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in the UAE, has made another milestone this year with the landmark launch of its Healthy Living Program, which was held at GEMS Educations’ The Kindergarten Starters school. 

The first-of-its-kind program in the UAE is set to be included in the curriculum of The Kindergarten Starters to emphasize the significance of healthy nutrition and introduce at an early age the concept of healthy living. The 13-module program covers many broad areas of interest, including well-being and also exciting culinary-related subjects that can be presented and taught in the form of creative storytelling, drawings, photos, and videos--highlighting the unique Young Chef Academy program. The 13 modules are ‘Healthy Meals and Snacks;’ ‘Healthy Living/My Pledge;’ ‘Fresh Vegetables and Salads;’ ‘Healthy Beverages and Smoothies;’ ‘Bakery;’ ‘Food Innovation;’ ‘Food Communication;’ ‘Healthy Eating Habits;’ ‘Balanced Diet;’ ‘Exercise;’ ‘Basics in Kitchen Safety;’ ‘Etiquette;’ and ‘Food Presentation.’ Chefs and nutritionists were involved in the creation of the modules to ensure that they meet the program’s objectives. 

The school’s 5,000 students will have access to the Healthy Living and Young Chef Academy Programs built from scratch and offered by Healthy Farm as part of its advocacy to promote healthy living in local society. By instilling the importance of good nutrition and healthy lifestyle in children, the program seeks to help build a healthy nation with physically and mentally strong population, in line with the vision of the leadership of the UAE.

GFI has been the recipient of numerous awards thanks to its innovative Healthy Farm products. The company was this year’s ‘4 Star Winner’ of the UAE Innovation Awards and the recipient of a special award for ‘Spreading innovation culture throughout the UAE private sector.’ This is the second consecutive year that GFI has been recognized for innovation, and the only one across all sectors to have won a total of three UAE Innovation awards. GFI’s Healthy Farm Plant Protein Burgers range was also named the ‘Most Innovative Halal Product’ at the Gulfood Innovation Awards 2019. Healthy Farm is the first brand to win four Gulfood Innovation Awards for three years in a row.