Care homes and healthcare operators up and down the country are getting ready to host their very own afternoon tea parties, as part of an attempt to break the Nutrition & Hydration Week’s record for the most virtual afternoon tea parties to take place in the UK.

The initiative, which is part of a tie-up between McVitie’s and Jacob’s maker pladis and Nutrition & Hydration Week (14-20 June 2021), is set to take place on 16 June – and there is still time to get involved.

Scott Snell, Vice President Sales, UK & Ireland, pladis, says:“We are aiming to create more than 200 afternoon tea parties, which will run simultaneously on 16 June – and there’s still time to help us smash that target.

“From simple afternoon tea and biscuits to a more elaborate affair, we are encouraging care homes and healthcare operators across the UK to get residents and patients involved. Participating operators will also be given a chance to win a hamper full of biscuit goodies, as part of our prize draw.”

As part of the event, care providers can download the free McVitie’s Tasties Biggest Afternoon Tea Challenge activities pack, designed to bring even more happiness to care homes and hospitals. The pack, which contains puzzles, games, nutrition and hydration information as well as the full afternoon tea challenge details, can be downloaded from

Andy Jones, Nutrition & Hydration Week says: “Nutrition & Hydration Week aims to create energy, focus and fun to highlight and educate people on the value of food and drink in maintaining health and wellbeing in health and social care. The afternoon tea challenge is a great way to engage residents and patients – and to have a bit of fun.

“We’d love it if you could share photos of your tea parties on social media using the hashtag #NHW2021 and tweeting them to us @NHWeek.”

To enter, simply email with a photo of your afternoon tea and your details will be entered into our prize draw. Please send in your entry image by 22 June.

For more information and to download the free McVitie’s Tasties Biggest Afternoon Tea Challenge activities pack, visit

The McVitie’s Tasties Biscuits Range “Tasty Biscuits at a tastie price” are available from stockists including: Brakes, Bidfood, Compass, Sodexo, Creed Foodservice, Trevors, Foodservice, Blakemore, thomas Ridley (selected lines only) and W H Smith Travel

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