Littleport café joins Healthier Options award scheme
PUBLISHED: 18:45 03 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:10 05 December 2018
A café in Littleport is being praised after meeting requirements to become a member of the Healthier Options scheme.
Fieldside Café at Littleport Leisure Centre will be listed on the members page of the Healthier Options website and receive a certificate to display on their premises.
The county-wide award scheme encourages local food outlets to pledge small changes to the way they prepare and deliver food to increase choices for consumers and emphasise the benefits of healthy eating.
The free scheme is led by public health at Cambridgeshire County Council and is delivered in East Cambridgeshire by environmental health.
East Cambridgeshire District Council’s Littleport Cllr David Ambrose-Smith, said: “We are thrilled that Fieldside Café in Littleport has become a member of the campaign and look forward to seeing the healthier changes that they have implemented.
“Changes such as reducing the amount of sugar, salt and fat will make a huge difference to the customers.
“Feedback from other food outlets who are a part of the scheme have been nothing but positive and continue to help customers when choosing healthier options.”
Val Thomas, consultant in public health at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “It is brilliant that another business in the district has received the Healthier Options award.
“This is particularly important as the award is to a leisure centre, so people can be active and enjoy a greater choice of tasty, healthier foods and drinks at the same time.”
The Fieldside Café in Littleport will join a number of different food outlets who are also a member of the scheme including The Copper Cup, whose low-fat chilli has proven to be popular, and The Swan on the River in Ely, which has removed salt from their tables and only providing it when requested.
Councillor Carol Sennitt, who is an environmental health member champion, said: “The Healthier Options scheme is something all local food outlets should get involved with.
“With more people eating out than cooking meals at home, it’s incredibly important to provide healthier choices on menus.
“We would encourage more local outlets to get in touch to find out how they can do more to encourage this in their businesses.”
For more information visit the Healthier Options website www.healthier-options.org.uk or follow Healthier Options on Twitter @Healthier_Cambs.