Seven Waveney businesses have been presented with awards for offering customers a wide variety of healthier food choices.
Baileys in Beccles and Le Roc in Southwold have both received a prestigious ‘Eat Out Eat Well’ gold award from Waveney District Council for their commitment to offering healthier options.
Hampers of Lowestoft, Focus Organic in Halesworth and Graze at the White Horse in Beccles each received a silver award whilst the Angel in Halesworth and the Waveney House Hotel in Beccles, both received a bronze award.
Officers from the Council’s Food and Safety team visited each of the seven businesses to assess the food on offer, the cooking methods used and how healthier options are promoted.
The businesses were presented with their awards by Cllr Mary Rudd, Deputy Mayor of Lowestoft and Waveney’s cabinet member for Community Health and Safety, and Paola Moore from the Council’s Food and Safety team.
Cllr Rudd said:
“It is a pleasure to present each business with their award and know that local people and visitors have so much choice when it comes to making healthy choices in Waveney. It is interesting to see how each business has approached the challenge of offering healthier choices and I would like to congratulate them all.”
Gerard Amiel and Jane Unite, owners of Le Roc, said:
“This award is good for our business, being a culmination of many years work. It is nice to help change habits to healthier eating in Suffolk. For me it is a natural step as from a young age I have always been around fresh food and a healthy way of eating.
My mother was a good chef and we always had fresh vegetables and salads on the table so for me it is a pleasure and natural to provide excellent products and I enjoy working with them. Thank you for recognising us for our effort and there is more to come.”
The ‘Eat Out Eat Well’ scheme was launched last year by Suffolk County Council’s Public Health team and local district councils. Any restaurant, pub, café or food retailer in Suffolk is eligible to apply, free of charge. Customers are also advised to look for the ‘Eat Out Eat Well’ symbol when choosing where to eat.
Find out more about ‘Eat Out Eat Well’ at www.healthysuffolk.org.uk