The food supplied in the athlete's village at the Commonwealth Games needs to cater to a diversity of sports, cultures, ages and special dietary needs. Here is some information about the village and food menu for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014. See more about Commonwealth Games nutrition.
About the Village and Food Hall
The Games Village for Glasgow 2014 stretched over 35 hectares and was home for 6,500 athletes and officials. The main dining room seated more than 2,000 people. An estimated 400,000 meals was required, not including the grab'n go options available for athletes needing food to take away. It was estimated that 60,000 potatoes, 500,000 pieces of fruit and 25,000 litres of milk was to be consumed.
There were 150 chefs producing 2,000 different items. Hot choices included spicy kitchen, Halal food, pizza and pasta, a deli, gluten free meals, and classic meals from the region. Breakfast choices included cereal, yogurt, a range of fruits, pastries and cakes and the full "Scottish breakfast" including sausages, bacon, eggs and even black pudding. Of course the Scottish delicacy haggis was also on the menu.
- See more about Commonwealth Games nutrition.
- Olympic Village nutrition, includes links to info about the menu at Olympic Games events.
- Nutrition at the Olympics — athlete diets throughout the ages.
- Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014
- About the Commonwealth Games
- Food Safety Information
- Nutrition for Athletes at Major Events
- About sport in Scotland