Rowett Director presents award for health initiative of the year

The University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health was delighted to sponsor the Health Initiative of the Year award at a prestigious award ceremony last week.

The Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards took place on Thursday, May 22 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre and celebrated excellence across Scottish food and drink industry.

Professor Peter Morgan, Director of the Rowett Institute, was delighted to present the award to Ronan Foods for its Yi Iced Desserts.

Yi Iced Desserts is a healthy alternative to ice cream, packed with flavour and use natural ingredients. The desserts are dairy-free, gluten-free and contain no added sugar.

Professor Morgan said: “I am absolutely delighted that the Rowett Institute was the sponsor of such a fantastic award. It is important to recognise all the good work that organisations are making in a bid to create healthy foods.

“Ronan Foods faced tough competition in its category from Chilli Papas, with its fantastic entry oil-free, low fat curry mixes.

“I hope that the success of both these innovative products will inspire even more companies to explore all the different options available in healthy eating.”

With 22 award categories celebrating excellence across Scottish food and drink, the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards showcased a broad spectrum of food and drink companies from across the country.