Café and fast food businesses that offer healthier options can now be recognised by applying for a Healthier Catering Commitment Award.
Healthier Catering Commitment for London is a voluntary scheme to recognise food outlets that offer healthier food options and make simple and affordable changes to the food they sell to make it better for their customers. Surveys show that people want healthier choices on the menu when they are eating out and that it is the responsibility of the caterer to provide healthier choice. This award is a fantastic opportunity for food businesses to be recognised for making healthier choices easier, and a great way for the public to make those healthier choices.
What does a food business need to do?
When a food business signs up to the scheme, they commit to improving the food they sell by making small changes like changing the oil they use and making sure its heated to the right temperature. This helps foods soak up less fat whilst cooking. They may also offer some healthy options like, salad with burgers or low-sugar drinks and will offer smaller portions if asked. These small changes can have a big impact on our health, but won’t impact on taste.
How can I tell which fast food business is participating in this scheme?
Food businesses who adopt the scheme display the Healthier Catering Commitment logo on their business windows, doors or walls. So look out for this sign when you are next visiting a fast food outlet or café in your area and if you can’t see it – ask them why!
Which food businesses has been awarded so far?
So far, the following29 premises in Royal Borough of Greenwich have been awarded the Healthier Catering Commitment certificate and sticker.
If you have eaten at one of the above-awarded food businesses and want to send us your feedback about the food, please email email@example.com.