The Eat Out Eat Well Award rewards food outlets that provide their customers with healthier choices. It has three levels – Bronze, Silver, and Gold. The level of award is based on a scoring system that takes into account the type of food on offer, cooking methods and how you promote healthy choices to your customers. To obtain a Gold Award key members of your staff will need to undertake accredited training in nutrition.
The award could enhance your image as a responsible business and can show your contribution to improving the health of your customers.
If your business caters for the general public it could be considered for an award at the time of a satisfactory inspection by Environmental Health or at the request of the owner.
To achieve an award your business will be assessed against certain criteria that are based on the principles of a healthy balanced diet, such as keeping fat, sugar and salt to a minimum, making fruit and vegetables widely available and basing main meals on starchy carbohydrates. You will also be assessed on marketing and promotion of healthier options as well as the provision of healthy options for children.
The award is free for businesses to enter.