Food businesses in Fareham and Gosport have been rewarded for offering healthier options to their customers thanks to the Eat Out, Eat Well Scheme.
The Eat Out, Eat Well scheme was launched across the area in February and 14 businesses have signed up so far. The scheme aims to help food businesses make small changes to the menu such as reducing the fat, sugar and salt levels of dishes and offering other healthy options. This means that consumers can opt for healthier choices when buying takeaways or eating out at cafés, sandwich shops and restaurants.
Executive Member for Public Protection, Cllr Trevor Cartwright said: "This is a great step forward in helping people make small changes to their lifestyles in order to improve their overall health. Businesses taking part in the scheme will display the 'Eat Out, Eat Well' certificate, so keep an eye out for this to ensure that you have the option to eat healthier when enjoying a meal out."
Chairman of the Community Board at Gosport Borough Council, Cllr Graham Burgess, said: "It's really important that we work together to provide the public with healthier options. Hopefully these awards will encourage other food businesses to sign up and help make the community healthier."
Catering businesses in Fareham and Gosport with a food hygiene rating of at least three can sign up to the scheme. They are then rewarded with a Bronze, Silver or Gold award which can be displayed in the window. The award is valid for two years.
If you are a food business in Fareham or Gosport and would like to talk about the scheme or find out how to apply for the award please contact the Environmental Health Team on 01329 236100 or email email@example.com
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The food businesses that have signed up to the Eat Out, Eat Well scheme in Fareham and Gosport are:
Cams Hill School, Shearwater Avenue, Fareham
ESS HMS Sultan , Military Road, Gosport
Juniper Court , Cunningham Drive, Gosport
The Cormorant Pub , Castle Street , Portchester
SLM Leisure, Fareham Leisure Centre
Coffee #1 High Street, Gosport,
Coffee #1 West Street, Fareham
Darceys, West Street, Portchester
DJC Catering Ltd, Palmerston Indoor Bowls, Palmerston Drive, Fareham
Titchfield Haven Visitor Centre, Cliff Road, Fareham
The Old Ship , Marine Parade East , Lee on the Solent
The Pump House , Royal Clarence Marina, Gosport
All Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) schools in Fareham and Gosport
Alverbank Country House Hotel, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport
Anglesey Hotel, Crescent Road, Gosport
Villa Romana, High Street, Fareham
For further information contact:
fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org