National competition judges have praised Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards for the way they extended their healthy eating campaign into leisure centres across the country.
“Eat Out Eat Well”, a scheme that rewards caterers and restaurants for providing customers with healthy menu options, won a “highly commended” in the Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Primary Authority Awards.
The Trading Standards team worked with Sports and Leisure Management Ltd to establish the scheme in 33 catering venues in the company’s leisure and cultural centres across the UK, including Spelthorne Leisure Centre in Staines.
Judges highlighted the innovative way the project aimed to improve public health by enabling consumers to make healthy eating choices.
Richard Walsh, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Localities and Community Wellbeing, said: “We’re committed to supporting businesses through our Primary Authority partnership scheme and we’re delighted this project has received national recognition. We believe it is the first time a partnership has been used to extend a healthy eating award across the country and support national goals of improving people’s health.”