A new training course has been introduced for Marlow’s Filipino cooks to upgrade their knowledge and skills in preparing and serving healthier meals for crew.
This 3-day course, called Nutritional Balanced Healthy Calendar Menu will be added to the standard training matrix for existing ship’s cooks, as well as cook trainees.
Approximately 1,000 active Filipino cooks within the Marlow fleet will undergo the training over the next three years. Training will take place at Marlow’s partner training school in Manila, United Marine Training Center (UMTC), which provides ideal culinary facilities, including a variety of fully-equipped kitchen environments, baking areas, and a mess hall for serving meals.
“A nutritional, well-balanced diet is absolutely vital for the wellbeing of a ship’s crew, promoting a healthy lifestyle and helping to reduce lifestyle-related illness,” says Training Director, Marlow Navigation, Joern Clodius.
“It all begins with creating awareness on the importance and impact of nutrition and healthy eating, together with the right education and training, so to provide cooks with the necessary knowhow, abilities and experience to prepare the best meals,” added Clodius.
Creating an environment of healthy eating, as well as fitness on board, is in the best interest of all seafarers and should be encouraged by the ship's command.
Eating a balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and helps improve quality of life. Organs and tissues need proper nutrition to work effectively. Without good nutrition, the body is more prone to disease, infection, fatigue, and poor performance.
At the core of a balanced diet are foods that are low in unnecessary fats and sugars and high in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.