Kendal Nutricare’s Vision – “The Home of Family Nutrition”
At Kendal Nutricare, our vision is to provide nutrition for the entire family using the best of British locally sourced full cream milk, formulated with vitamins and minerals and essential nutrients. Our range is made up of Kendamil from ages 0-2 years and Kendalife, a meal replacement smoothie designed for adults looking for additional an additional source of nutrition.
We want to create a better way to eat where everyone has access to nutritious food, high quality that has a traceability so you are connected to the people that make it. Our milk is sourced from 220 Red Tractor certified farms Cumbria and Lancashire, taking advantage of the area’s outstanding pasture.
Every stage of our process is closely monitored, we start by using “Red Tractor Approved” Farms, our dairy partner pasteurises the milk, our factory tests all raw materials prior to processing, during production and after packing. All batches are carefully documented, ensuring consumers Trust and Confidence in our products and high manufacturing standards.
We engage with the Community around us sponsoring local sports teams – Kendal Town Football Club, Kendal Rugby Club as well as sponsoring local cricket matches, the Dragon Bay Regatta on Lake Windemere and other events across the Lake District.
Kendal Nutricare is not only committed to providing high quality products, utmost care is also taken during manufacture to ensure we follow environmental best practices. For example Kendamil’s recipe no longer uses Palm Oil and has been replaced completely in our cereals and formula ranges. Cheap and relatively easy to grow, the cultivation of Palm Oil has a global impact. Land clearing in favour of Palm plantations destroys rain-forests, releases carbon dioxide from peat-land and causes habitat loss for many already endangered species.
Setting aside the ecological effects, Palm Oil can be seen to have a negative affect on children’s health. Palm Oil has a different triglyceride structure to mammals’ milk fat, palm oils & palm fat can bind with calcium, causing soreness in infants’ gut, constipation and a reduced uptake of calcium. – Ref: Abbott Study 2002. Kendamil’s use of full cream milk allows for it’s removal from our recipe ensuring for not only a more environmentally but also tummy friendly formula.
Our recipes inclusion of Omega 3 from Pure marine Algae removes the need to use Omega from fish, thus improving the formula taste but also making it vegetarian and also more sustainable.