A Felixstowe business has been rewarded for its commitment to providing customers with healthier food choices.
Following an assessment by East Suffolk Council’s Food and Safety Team, the Greenhouse Café on Orwell Road in Felixstowe has been given a Gold ‘Eat Out, Eat Well’ award. This is the highest accreditation available through the ‘Eat Out, Eat Well’ scheme, run by Public Health Suffolk (Suffolk County Council) and supported by district councils.
The award, which recognises the café’s commitment to offering healthier options and promoting the importance of a healthy lifestyle, was presented by Cllr Mary Rudd, East Suffolk Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Health.
Cllr Rudd said:
“I am delighted to see another East Suffolk business receiving an Eat Out Eat Well award, helping customers to make healthier choices when eating out. Any restaurant, pub, café or food retailer in Suffolk is eligible to apply for these awards, free of charge. Customers are also advised to look for the ‘Eat Out Eat Well’ symbol when choosing where to eat.”
Cllr James Reeder, Suffolk County Council's Cabinet Member for Health, said:
“Sometimes, when eating out in cafés or restaurants it can be really difficult to know whether or not the food you’re eating is healthy.
Eat Out Eat Well is about making it easier for customers to make healthier choices when eating out. We are delighted that the Greenhouse Café has achieved an Eat Out Eat Well award for serving healthier options to people in Suffolk and giving people more choice and control over what they eat and drink.
To find out more about the award and find Eat Out Eat Well recognised businesses near you, visit www.healthysuffolk.org.uk/projects/eating/eat-out-eat-well.”
The ‘Eat Out, Eat Well’ scheme, along with its partner scheme designed especially for takeaway businesses ‘Take Out, Eat Well’, support local businesses in making it easier for customers to buy healthier food and drinks. Businesses who apply for either scheme will receive a visit from the Council’s Environmental Health Officers who will inspect the premises and assess against criteria based on the principles of a healthy diet.
Since being launched in 2016, over 40 businesses in East Suffolk have received ‘Eat Out Eat Well’ awards with a further 13 businesses in the district receiving ‘Take Out Eat Well’ awards.
For more information about the scheme, please go to www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/eat-out-eat-well.