Food service instructor Mari Portaala sums up the benefits of ease of use, improved hygiene and decrease of wasted spread.
“Here in Salo, we strive to promote sustainability. We seek to, for instance, diminish food waste and decrease the amount of waste in general. Thus the use of FOODDUCK spread dispenser fits well with our values.”
– Mari Portaala, food service instructor
QUEUE MOVES FASTER, HEALTH EDUCATION AS A BONUS
Headmaster Risto Hemmilä, who made the initiative to pilot the FOODDUCK spread dispensers, had often pondered that the spread counter of the school canteen should be tidier. The spread cases are considerable bug nests where lots of bread crumbs end up, and more than a hundred children use the same knives every day – also during the flu season. When Risto heard about the FOODDUCK spread dispenser it sounded like a solution to these challenges. And the experiences have been positive.
”The device works well at the counter,and the queue now moves faster than before. The children are positively curious and learn to use the dispenser in no time.”
There have been benefits also from the point of view of health education. “Many children used to take too much spread on their slice of bread. Now they all get the right amount of spread from FOODDUCK. This is splendid health education in practice,” says Risto.
A TIDY BREAD COUNTER AND GOODBYE TO SPREAD WASTE
Sari Tammi, who is in charge of the Kaneliomena restaurant at the town hall, together with her team serves lunch for over 200 Salo inhabitants daily. Customers include both employees of the municipality of Salo and townspeople of all ages.
Sari is pleased with the FOODDUCK dispenser. “Our bread counter now remains really tidy and there is no need to clean it in the middle of the lunch hours. Hygiene has improved considerably. No crumbs get into the spread, and it does not soften too much like in cases. Also spread waste has decreased. Previously, we had to throw partially full spread cases to garbage at the end of the day. Now no spread gets wasted.”
Also coeliac patients benefit.