Staff behind a popular roadside café are celebrating after receiving an Eat Out, Eat Well Award for the wide variety of healthier food choices they offer their customers.
The farm café and shop in Marlesford was recognised for its hard work in promoting healthier options such as introducing lower sugar breakfasts, eggs cooked all ways, all their pies and pastries are now made with 50:50 wholemeal and white flour, salads without dressings and their offer of wholemeal and granary breads.
The awards comes after the café took part in rigorous assessments looking in detail at the choices people are offered, ways in which food is cooked and how healthier options are promoted.
Cllr Steve Gallant, Suffolk Coastal's cabinet member for Community Health, said: “Staff here pride themselves on offering their customers fresh and local produce, so this is well-deserved recognition for their hard work.
“Not only does the café offer its customers fantastic choice when eating in, the farm shop boasts the same, healthy options for people to take home with them. We hope other businesses in Suffolk Coastal will follow this fantastic example.”
Eat Out, Eat Well was launched in 2016 by local environmental health teams and Suffolk County Council’s public health team. It rewards businesses for their commitment to providing customers with healthier food options and helping people to make healthier choices.