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Nutrition education—a caterer's point of view

John Pesek (MHICMA is senior lecturer in Food and Beverage Operations at the Middlesex Polytechnic previously he has worked in many different branches of catering in this country and on the Continent)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 February 1978



Somewhere between these two statements lies the reality of the situation. The first statement is a typical example of the prevailing myth amongst some members of our society, that there is always someone else responsible for almost anything in their lives. Thanks to this mentality it is not surprising to find a belief amongst these people that if they eat out, the caterer will be responsible not only for producing a tasty meal at a reasonable price, but that this meal will contain the exact nutritional value needed by each individual guest. The second statement omits the variety of ways a caterer does have to influence his customer in making his choice: by special menu offers, tent cards, personal recommendations, visual displays, to name a few.


Pesek, J. (1978), "Nutrition education—a caterer's point of view", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 78 No. 2, pp. 6-7.




Copyright © 1978, MCB UP Limited

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