Felixstowe Leisure Centre has been presented with a prestigious award in recognition of the wide variety of healthier food choices it offers to customers.
The Leisure Centre has become the first in Felixstowe to receive a bronze Eat Out, Eat Well accolade from Suffolk Coastal District Council for the food available from its café.
It comes after environmental health officers visited Felixstowe Leisure Centre to carry out rigorous assessments looking in detail at the choices people are offered, ways in which food is cooked and how healthier options are promoted.
Steve Gallant, Cabinet Member for Community Health, said:
“I’m pleased to see we’re getting more and more interest from our food businesses for the Eat Out, Eat Well award. The award recognizes food businesses that commit to providing healthier food choices and, helps customers make healthier choices when eating out. I hope we can encourage people to look out for the Eat Out, Eat Well mark as they do with the Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme.”
The Eat Out Eat Well scheme was launched in January 2016 by local environmental health teams and Suffolk County Council’s public health team. The award is free of charge and open to over 5,000 food businesses across Suffolk. It rewards businesses for their commitment to providing healthier food options for their customers, helping people to make healthier choices.
The Eat Out Eat Well scheme encourages businesses to commit to providing healthier options, such as the type of oil used in cooking, offering vegetables and salads, using wholegrains where possible, keeping fat, sugar and salt to a minimum, and selling standard sized packs of chocolate and crisps.