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Science Museum Group launches new healthy DDR across its sites

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The Science Museum Group is launching a new healthy DDR in January and February across its four sites: the Science Museum in South Kensington, the National Railway Museum in York, the National Media Museum in Bradford and the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester.

As part of the Group’s overall strategy to provide delegates with a healthy boost to kick off the New Year, the National Railway Museum and National Media Museum will be offering an exotic fruit kebab, fruit yoghurt pots and herbal teas on arrival, with fruit, herbal teas and Alpen bars available for a mid-morning snack.  

With recent research published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology Journal suggesting that low-fat diets are not as effective as low carbohydrate or Mediterranean diets for losing weight, the National Railway Museum and National Media Museum will offer a carb-free lunch. Delegates can choose from chunky hummus and veggie stick dip; goats cheese and red pepper frittata; watercress and spinach frittata; chicken and chorizo kebab; parsnip kettle chips; and an exotic fruit salad pot with crème fraiche.  

The healthy DDR at the Science Museum has been based loosely on a Mediterranean/low carb diet with a focus on fruit and cereal grains. Granola and smoothies will be available on arrival, with dried energy snacks for mid-morning, and individual packed salads, three finger food options, yoghurt and orange juice for lunch.  

Neil Ormondroyd, Group Events Sales Manager at the Science Museum Group, said: “After what is normally a very indulgent period for most over Christmas, we wanted to help delegates kick start their year with a healthy boost. Our healthy DDRs have been designed to offer delegates an array of healthy, yet delicious food choices throughout the day.

“Most of us will start the New Year with a resolution of some sort…often it is to eat more healthily and lose weight. By launching this group-wide healthy DDR, we want to make it as easy as possible for our delegates to stick to their healthy eating plan whilst at a conference or event.” The National Railway Museum and National Media Museum healthy DDR is based on a minimum number of 10 people at £25 plus VAT per person. The Science Museum DDR is based on a minimum number of 20 people at £73 plus VAT per person.

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