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Nottingham University Hospitals’ nutritious ice cream wins two national food industry awards

Researchers from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) who are working to improve nutrition among older patients are celebrating two new wins for their protein-enhanced ice cream Nottingham Ice Cream (N-ICE Cream™) at a prestigious Business Awards UK Food Industry Awards.

In March, N-ICE Cream™ won both the Innovative Food Product and Best Health and Nutrition Product categories at the Business Awards UK, the fastest growing awards platform in the UK, celebrating the formal collaboration between Nottingham University Hospitals and Matlock Meadows Dairy Farm, producing three new additional flavours, strawberry, salted caramel and mint, alongside vanilla flavoured N-ICE Cream ™.

The latest two accolades are the fifth external awards for N-ICE Cream ™ in just 18 months, with the product increasingly becoming recognised for its innovation and impact beyond the NHS.


Professor Opinder Sahota, Consultant in Ortho-Geriatric medicine at NUH and Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, is leading the research into N-ICE Cream™, which has been developed at Nottingham University Hospitals.

Professor Sahota said: “It is fantastic to be celebrating news of two more wins for N-ICE Cream ™, our nutritious muscle targeted high protein ice cream.

“The Food Industry Awards are judged by a panel of industry experts so this is yet more credible external recognition for our innovative product.”

He added: “What is most important is that we create opportunities for more patients to benefit from N-ICE Cream™, which has been developed to address the serious problem of malnutrition and muscle weakness among older people.”

Kate Byrne, Managing Director at Business Awards UK, said: "Winning both the 'Innovative Food Product' and 'Best Health and Nutrition Product' categories is a testament to the commitment of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust in addressing critical health issues through ground-breaking solutions.


“Their dedication to combating malnutrition among the elderly with their innovative product is not just a win for their team, but a significant step forward in the food industry. We're proud to showcase such transformative work that not only meets a crucial need but also sets a new standard for nutritional care."

Previous awards for NUH’s N-ICE Cream™ were:

  • ‘Best Dairy Protein Product’ at the World Dairy Innovation Awards in June 2023
  • Winner of the Health Innovation category at the prestigious World Food Innovation Awards in March 2023
  • A national award for NHS Innovation from Medipex Ltd, a healthcare innovation hub, in October 2022.

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