Healthy Choice Award

Healthy Choice Award

We are all eating out more often, making these meals an important part of our diet. On average one in every six meals in the UK is consumed outside the home.

At the same time we are increasingly aware of the impact of our diet on our health. Messages about reducing our intake of salt, sugar and fat have had an impact and many of us know that making small changes can make a big difference.

The Brighton & Hove Healthy Choice Award has been developed to respond to this.

What is the Healthy Choice Award?
What is Healthy Choice catering?
Current award holders
Are you a food business involved in early years settings or care homes interested in applying for the Healthy Choice Award?

What is the Healthy Choice Award?

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The Healthy Choice Award is based on general healthy eating principles. Not everything on the menu needs to be healthy for a business to apply. The award is designed to help customers easily identify business offering healthy food - the Healthy Choice Award window sticker is the sign of healthier food!

The award is a joint partnership scheme between the Food Safety team, the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership and the Brighton and Hove NHS.

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What is Healthy Choice Catering?

Working in partnership with businesses involved in Early Years settings or Care Homes, nutritionists help develop healthy choices on their menus: from simple changes like offering salad dressings on the side and fresh fruit desserts, to changing cooking methods to increase nutritional content.

The Healthy Choice award application forms for both the Early Years and Residential Care Homes are based on a food group approach to menu planning.  All conditions need to be met to achieve a gold standard, which is the only award level offered for these settings.

There is now an award available for children's nurseries which only serve snacks rather than more substantial meals.

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Current Award Holders

To see a list of the current award holders click on the relevant link for the area you are interested in.

Children's Nurseries

Care Centres

School Breakfast Clubs

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How can I find out more about the award?

If you are a business then see Healthy Choice Award for Business

If you are a customer then see Healthy Choice Award for End Users

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