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 an additional source of nutrition.
We are committed to being honest and transparent with our customers, making sure that every product we manufacture can be traced back its place of origin. Our milk is sourced from 220 Red Tractor farms across Cumbria and Lancashire, taking advantage of the area’s outstanding pasture.
Every stage of our process is closely monitored. We start by sourcing our milk from “Red Tractor Approved” Farms, pasteurising it and testing it (as well as the rest of our ingredients) during production and after packing. All batches of product are carefully monitored for quality and documented by our team so that our customers can trust 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 committed to manufacturing the highest quality products, while also taking the utmost care to ensure that we follow environmental best practices. For example, Kendamil uses absolutely no palm oil our cereals and formula ranges. Palm oil is a cheap ingredient for other manufacturers to use in their products, though we know that it has a devastating impact on the environment. 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.