Tomorrow (November 3rd – the Earl of Sandwich’s Birthday), National Sandwich Day, the humble sandwich, the staple daily lunch for thousands of school goers and workers, is getting a revamp.
To celebrate the Irish Bread Bakers Association are giving away 20 sandwich makers.
The recent research from the Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance* (IUNA) says that sliced pan can contribute to a healthy balanced diet and the Irish Bread Bakers Association wants to know what sandwiches the people of Ireland are eating.
Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Dr Mary McCreery speaking about the IUNA report says that
“there are so many untruths about sliced bread in Ireland that are totally unfounded. The research states that sliced bread can contribute to a healthy, balanced diet. It’s an affordable, nutritious food, that has been consumed for thousands of years. It is low in fat, low in sugar and is a good source of carbohydrates, vitamins, calcium, iron, protein, fibre, and folic acid.”
“Like all good foods, bread should be an important part in everyone’s diet. But unlike all foods, bread is such good value and is an inexpensive source of many of the nutrients our bodies need, whatever your age. It is one of the most nutritionally valuable foods that money can buy,” concluded Dr. McCreery.
To celebrate National Sandwich Day the Irish Bread Bakers Association are offering the chance to win one of 20 sandwich makers by tweeting them what is your favourite sandwich. To be in with a chance of winning one of these 20 sandwich makers please tweet your sandwich recipe to @BreadBakersIrl