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From La Salute to Just Baguettes - healthy food outlets recognised

County council cabinet member Martin Phillips promotes the Eat Healthy, Eat Well campaign at the Watergarden cafe, Aylesbury

County council cabinet member Martin Phillips promotes the Eat Healthy, Eat Well campaign at the Watergarden cafe, Aylesbury

A number of food outlets across the Vale have been recognised for signing up to a new healthy eating campaign.

The Eat Out Eat Well awards restaurants and cafes based on the food they sell, their cooking methods and how they promote healthy eating options.

The campaign has been launched by Bucks County Council’s Trading Standards team.

In the first few days of the campaign, 30 restaurants and cafes have signed up and received either a silver or bronze award.

Among those given a silver level award are Trinity Coffee Shop, Cafe Zest, Just Baguettes and Watergarden Cafe in Aylesbury and World’s End Garden Centre in Wendover.

Among the establishments awarded a bronze level award are La Salute, The Coffee Bean and The Garden Cafe in Aylesbury, The Red Lion in Wendover and The Golden Cross in Saunderton.

To go for gold, staff need to do special nutrition training.

Campaign leader Ben Fletcher said: “With such a focus on healthy eating, our aim is to encourage eateries to provide healthier options for their eaters.

“As the demand for healthy choices grows it will be increasingly important that menus meet that demand - and the Eat Out Eat Well award is a great benchmark.”

Martin Phillips, county council cabinet member for community engagement said: “This isn’t about nannying people into what to eat, but it’s about widening the choices so that residents can eat out healthily with confidence.

“This award can be a real feather in the cap for local eateries.”

Jane O’Grady, director of public health said: “Making it easier for residents to make healthier choices when eating out will be an important contribution towards improving their health.”

 

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