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Healthier Choices For A Healthier You

North Yorkshire County Council Healthier Choices

DID YOU KNOW...

A donner kebab and chips contains around 1800 calories?

There are 9 sugar cubes in a can of cola?

A medium mocha coffee contains around 290 calories?

It takes a 26 minute walk  to burn off a can of sugary drink?

With the average person in the UK eating away from their home at least twice a week it's important to make healthier choices wherever possible so NYCC have created an innovative scheme to allow you to do just that....

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN MAKE HEALTHIER CHOICES

NYCC Healthier Choices For A Healthier YouWe all love to eat out with friends and family but if you're looking for healthier food choices when eating out look no further than those businesses who have signed up to North Yorkshire County Council's Healthier Choices for a Healthier You Business Award.

The Healthier Choices Business Award is a free to join certification scheme for food based businesses which gives recognition to those that offer healthier choices on their menus. So whether you looking to reduce the sugar and salt in your takeaway, have the option to opt for steamed fish and jacket potatoes at your local chippy or take the kids to a cafe which offers a healthy children's menu then check out the businesses who are involved.

David Miller from the Healthy Choices Team talks about the scheme...

LOCAL PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES 

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The scheme officially launched in Scarborough in November 2015 and Harrogate in April 2016. There are approximately 55 businesses either on the scheme or going through the assessment process. 

To find out which businesses are on the scheme please follow this link or click on the map.    

 

 

GET YOUR BUSINESS INVOLVED...

NYCC healthier Choices Participating Businesses

The Healthier Choices Business Award is a completely free to join certification scheme for local businesses that gives recognition to those that offer healthier choices on their menus.

Open to any food producing business who have achieved a rating of 3 or more in their last food hygiene inspection the Healthier Choices scheme assess businesses against 38 criteria which includes things such as offering different portion sizes, the reduction of sugars and salts in food composition, the use of appropriate oil maintenance techniques and the promotion of water over drinks high in sugar.

The extent of the establishments approach to healthy eating dictates whether the gold, silver or bronze award is achieved.

Rachel Mason talks about how the assessment process works.

ATTEND THE TAKEAWAY MASTERCLASS

chipsLocal takeaway businesses in the Scarborough area are invited to attend a free masterclass in Scarborough on Monday 3rd October at 10am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm. 

With takeaway businesses in mind, you will learn the secret of healthier frying techniques and good oil management that could save you money and make your takeaway business more efficient.  You will find out the Government guidelines with regards to fat, salt and sugar consumption and you will get ideas on how to make your food healthier - it's easier than you might think. 

For more information on the masterclasses and details of how to book please click here.

SPEAK TO US

If you're a business interested in the scheme, want to attend  a masterclass or require further information a please contact us and speak to one of the Healthier Choices Team.

Telephone  

01609 534810 

Email

ts.healthierchoices@northyorks.gov.uk

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