Two Waveney businesses have been awarded for their commitment to offering healthier food choices to their customers.
Greggs in Beccles and Richardson’s Family Bowl in Lowestoft have each been presented with an ‘Eat Out Eat Well’ award. Greggs, based in New Market, has achieved a gold ‘Eat Out Eat Well’ award whilst Richardson’s Family Bowl in Rant Score has achieved a silver award. Both businesses were presented with their awards by Cllr Mary Rudd, Deputy Mayor of Lowestoft and Waveney’s cabinet member for Community Health and Safety.
Cllr Rudd said:
“I would like to congratulate both businesses on achieving an ‘Eat Out Eat Well’ award, given for offering healthier options to customers. The award recognises a food businesses' commitment to providing healthier food choices and 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.”
To qualify for an 'Eat Out Eat Well' award, businesses must be assessed by Environmental Health officers and show their commitment to providing healthier choices. This includes keeping fat, sugar and salt to a minimum, making fruit and vegetables widely available and basing main meals on starchy carbohydrates. The level of award is based on a scoring system that takes into account the type of food on offer, cooking methods, and how businesses promote healthy choices to their customers.
Find out more about ‘Eat Out Eat Well’.