Tackling obesity in Harrow
The Healthier Catering Commitment a voluntary scheme aimed at reducing obesity.
The scheme is aimed at food outlets in London based on the principle that small changes can make a big difference. This initiative aims to reduce the amount of fat that food outlets use in preparing meals, and encourage them to use healthier types of fat (e.g vegetable oil). It encourages businesses to reduce the amount of salt and sugar used during preparing meals and the use of low fat milk, dressings and sandwiches fillings. Fresh fruits and side salads are part of a healthy diet and this is also encouraged to introduce in everyday practice.
The scheme is being piloted across twenty boroughs in London by catering businesses in partnership with environmental health and public health teams.
The programme was designed and is being carried out by, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) London along with Alehm (The Association of London Environmental Health Managers), the GLA and other interested parties. It was launched on 14 March 2012.
To find out more about the scheme, visit the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health's website
Why sign up
- Joining the scheme means that your establishment has good record on cleanness
- Able to offer healthier menu options
- Attract new clients who want to have healthier meals
- Being supported by Environmental Health and Public Health Harrow Council
Who has singed up so far?
Harrow has eight take away restaurants that have already signed up the HCC scheme and the number is expected to grow. Those restaurants have also received a good Food Hygiene Rating from Environmental Health Harrow Council. This combination makes these restaurants stand out from the crowd. Read some testimonials from signed up restaurants.