Special diets

Special dietary requirements as part of the menu

Our careful menu planning ensures that customers with the most common special dietary requirements can find something that suits them from our standard menu. If a customer needs a personalised special diet, the necessary dishes will be prepared carefully in the kitchen, in line with the relevant dietary restrictions.

Low-lactose diets

Vähälaktoosinen ruoka on tarkoitettu laktoosi-intolerantikoille, joilla laktoosin eli maitosokerin imeytymishäiriö. Sen oireet ovat vatsan turvotus, kipu ja ilmavaivat, jotka johtuvat maidon sokerin eli laktoosin heikentyneestä imeytymisestä. Se aiheutuu laktoosia pilkkovan laktaasientsyymin vähentyneestä erityksestä tai puutoksesta suolistossa.

Lactose-free diets

A lactose-free diet is intended for those lactose-intolerant people who are unable to consume low-lactose products. Only lactose-free products are used in the preparation of the dishes, and people on a lactose-free diet drink only lactose-free beverages.

Dairy-free diets

A dairy-free diet is for people who suffer from a milk allergy. Individuals who are allergic to milk have an allergic reaction to the protein found in cow’s milk. These symptoms occur more commonly in small children, but it is also possible for adults to be allergic to milk. There are no milk-based products in a dairy-free diet. Cow’s milk is replaced with soy or rice milk or cream and with oat-drink-based products, where other allergies do not make this impossible.

Celiac diets

In celiac disease, the gluten in wheat, barley and rye damages the lining of the small intestine, thereby reducing nutrient absorption. The treatment for this disease is a lifelong gluten-free diet in which wheat, barley and rye are most often replaced with gluten-free oats, rice, buckwheat, maize and millet.

Meeting special dietary requirements

Information about the special-diet menus available at the day-care centres, schools and other educational institutions run by the City of Tampere:

Special-diet menus