Healthier Catering Commitment is a voluntary scheme for food outlets in London based on the principle that small changes can make a big difference. The scheme runs across 27 boroughs in London and has been in operation in the borough of Lewisham since November 2016. The scheme is usually delivered in partnership with environmental health, public health teams and third sector partners.
What is the Healthier Catering Commitment scheme
The free scheme is designed to support independent fast food or café businesses to help them make simple and affordable changes to the food it sells to make it healthier for you.
When food businesses signs up to the scheme, it commits to improving the food they sell by making small changes such as:
Changing the oil they cook with to healthier alternatives
Heating the oil to correct temperature and regularly replacing used cooking oil with fresh cooking oil. This can help chips, and other fried foods soak up less fat during the cooking process
Offering some healthy options (for example, lower sugar drinks and snacks)
Making smaller portions available on request.
All the participating fast food and café businesses are assessed by GCDA and are supported to successfully achieve the award.
How can I tell which fast food business is participating in this scheme?
Food businesses who adopt the scheme display the Healthier Catering Commitment certificate with the logo on their business windows, doors or walls. So look out for the Healthier Catering Commitment when you are next visiting a food outlet or café in your area.
Where should I go to find out more about the Healthier Catering Commitment scheme?
If you are a fast-food, café business or local resident in the borough of Lewisham and you are interested in finding out more about the scheme, or how to apply for this award, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8269 4887.
Food business networks dates
21st September 2017
14th December 2017
15th March 2018
19th June 2018