District council to pilot new scheme for healthy eating

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A new county-wide scheme to reward caterers who make it easier for their customers to make healthy choices when eating out is being piloted in the Daventry district.

The Eat Out Eat Well award scheme has been adopted to help encourage food businesses to offer healthier options on their menus.

It also aims to show how healthier cooking practices, such as grilling instead of frying, and the use of lower-fat ingredients where possible, can make a big difference.

The scheme is being piloted by both Daventry District Council (DDC) and Kettering Borough Council ahead of its roll-out across Northamptonshire in the spring. DDC is looking to work with businesses

willing to take part in the pilot.

The council will also work with businesses and offer nutrition training and education to help them make improvements and improve their award where possible.

DDC’s health and housing portfolio holder Cllr Mike Warren said: “Eat Out, Eat Well has proved a great success in other counties.

“It is being piloted here ahead of a county-wide launch later in the year and we are confident it will prove popular in our district.”

Food businesses interested in finding out more about the pilot can contact Des Hillier, senior environmental health officer at Daventry District Council, on 01327 871100 or email 
dhillier@daventrydc.gov.uk.