Al Ghurair Foods wins Gulfood Awards
Dubai, February 28, 2011
Al Ghurair Foods, a leading foods business in the UAE, has earned the 'Best Health Education' accolade at the Gulfood Awards in Dubai.
'We are elated to win this recognition, which is due to the steadfast conviction of the Al Ghurair Foods' company's consistent commitment to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for all to follow,' said Abdullah Essa Al Ghurair from the marketing team at Al Ghurair Foods.
Early October 2010, Al Ghurair Foods joined the Dubai Cares' School Feeding Campaign. This campaign aimed to provide children in developing countries with access to quality primary education whilst providing a healthy nutritious meal.
'We hope this initiative will serve to help the UAE community understand the need to support the School Feeding Campaign which will help us give children access to primary education globally,' added Mohammed Essa Al Ghurair, head of Oils Business at Al Ghurair Foods.
Prioritised by the United Nations as an urgent issue for school-age child, the school feeding campaign is a more impactful way in which Al Ghurair Foods could support the Dubai Cares initiative to provide a daily nutritious meal at schools thereby offering parents a strong incentive to send their children to school and keep them there.
The results have been truly outstanding. In schools where the school feeding program has been implemented, enrollments increased by 28 per cent for girls and 22 per cent for boys. Overall, the school feeding program contributes to a child's learning and enhances cognitive abilities, he added.-TradeArabia News Service