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Health and Nutritional Dietary Software

Need help with your Allergen data?

Foodservice Options can offer you a software package that is easy to use, compliant and very cost effective.

  • Purchase the software package (HANDS) for an annual fee and analyse your own menus
  • Includes the latest Food Based Standards information for 2015
  • Provide allergen information in line with new legislation
  • Provide ready prepared compliant menus if your school does not have the resources to do their own
  • Send us your own menus and we will analyse them for you, providing you with your own recipe cards and nutritional data

We are listed on the School Food Trust website and many schools are already using our unique system.

If you would like more information please click here or contact Foodservice Options on 01204 374062 or email

More Information

HANDS is 'one key' software

What does 'one key' software mean?

It means you type in recipes and menus into one software package which has the tools to analyse recipes, the food standards and nutritional standards. Hands is a recipe checker, food standards checker and nutritional standards checker. This saves you time and makes the compliance process easier. Some other features are the traffic light labelling, food surveys, cook's folders and online interactive learning. Hands provides them all in our standardised service.

What other benefits are there to using Hands?

Hands allows you to print out your menus in Monday to Friday order in the correct quantities; with a storeroom pick list for the day; and a weekly order sheet.

Linking school meals to education

Hands has the ability to link teaching in the classroom to your menus. Hands will strengthen the teaching of what constitutes a balanced diet; which nutrients foods contain; and traffic light labelling.

Hands is leading the market with the key issues of dealing with raw and cooked values.

Hands is easy to use, a person with very basic computer skills could easily use this programme. There are no CDs sent out to update your software. We provide the password and you can start using the software straight away.

Is there an additional cost for updates?

Our system maintains all the data and the standards on your account. If there are any changes to the standards or changes to how the standards should be implemented, the software is automatically updated for you.