Good food for good health
Caterers have an important role to play in helping their customers enjoy delicious food that is also good for their health. Caterers, restaurants and take-aways, hospitality, events organisers and staff canteens can all play an influential role in helping to transform food culture for everyone's enjoyment and benefit.
Find out more about how you can help make your food healthier by adopting the simple tips set out in the Healthier Catering Commitment. This scheme has been designed by environmental health teams in London Boroughs with support from PCTs, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the GLA. The beauty of this guidance is that it offers practical advice and describes straightforward changes that can be made to menus and the way you prepare food, which will help make your food healthier and should help you make financial savings through reduced waste.
The scheme is being promoted by environmental health teams in participating boroughs throughout London to help the diets of Londoners and premises which have signed up to the Healthier Catering Commitment will have a window sticker, so keep your eye out!
Promote health and well-being
- The London 2012 Food Vision commits the London 2012 organisers to promoting healthier food. You can too! Sign up to the Food Legacy pledge.
- Adopt a Healthier Catering Commitment, as designed by the London Boroughs and championed by the Chartered Institute for Environmental Health and Greater London Authority.
Promote attractive, healthier options to your customers to help them choose and enjoy a healthier diet.
Serving tap water rather than bottled water or sugary drinks is good for health, and also for the environment by reducing packaging waste. Click on the links below for organisations that can help you publicise the fact that you make tap water freely available to your customers:
What is healthy and sustainable food?
Follow the links below, to find out about support or advice to help turn good food ideas into action: