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Healthy Choice Award Scheme

Tameside Healthy Choice Award Scheme has run in Tameside since 1995. There are 3 levels of Award: Bronze, Silver, Gold and the scheme is open to the following businesses:

  • Bakeries
  • Cafés
  • Corner shops
  • Outside caterers
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants/workplace restaurants
  • Schools and colleges
  • Takeaways/sandwich shops

The criteria for the Award are three-fold:

  • Nutrition/food choice
  • Satisfactory standards of food safety
  • Access to non-smoking seating for diners

The levels of Award require the following:

Award Nutrition Food Safety Access to non-smoking seating
Bronze Minimum of 33% healthy choices Satisfactory Limited
Silver Minimum of 50% healthy choices Satisfactory Designated area
Gold Minimum of 70% healthy choices, good access to health protective foods. Promotion of healthy choices Equivalent to Food Safety Award level Substantial designated area

All premises must be passed as satisfactory by the Environmental Health Department within a two-year period before being assessed for a Healthy Choice Award. All our Healthy Choice Awards are valid for two years.

When an assessment is carried out, lots of things are taken into consideration alongside the food choices on offer, such as the presentation of food offered, as well as how prominent healthy options are on menus. Cooking methods are also taken into consideration, as are drinks available and the provision of food for children.

The above are only guidelines, as each premise should be assessed on its own individual merits.

Interested in applying for a Tameside Healthy Choice Award for your food business? Or want to know more? Contact: Community Dieticians.

View all the businesses that currently hold The Healthy Choice Award.

Telephone Number 0161 368 4242 ext 240 (Lisa)  Email Addressl.evans@nhs.net