Healthier Catering Commitment
CIEH London along with Alehm, the GLA and other interested parties has been working on a Healthier Catering Commitment for London since autumn 2010. The Commitment pilot was launched formally on 14 March 2012.
Healthier Catering Commitment is a voluntary scheme for food outlets in London based on the principle that small changes can make a big difference. The scheme is being piloted across twenty Boroughs in London by catering businesses in partnership with environmental health and public health teams. Please see below for details of the scheme.
Most catering businesses are eligible to take part in the scheme provided they are broadly compliant for food hygiene. The pilot has been initially aimed at those in the fast food sector. Successful businesses have to show they have taken steps to make their food healthier to receive a Healthier Catering Commitment certificate and door sticker.
Kitchen Tonic can help your food business with this commitment. We offer a range of food safety courses up to level 4 advanced CIEH courses.
We also run the ever popular level 2 nutrition award CIEH Healthier Food and Special Diets. This course covers issues relating to lowering salt in cooking, choosing better fats for cooking and increasing fibre.
The level 2 nutrition course covers:
Understanding of nutrition terminology e.g. what is a complex carbohydrate, what is soluble fibre and non heam iron?
Diet and health: how excess food or wrong choices can lead to obesity and lead to heart disease.
Nutritional requirements of different groups: pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, older people, vegetarians & vegans, slimmers, ethnic and religious groups, people with diabeties, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Catering for other special dietary requirements, including allergy, lactose intolerance and coeliac disease.
Catering for different groups including the elderly in residential care homes and young children at nursery.
Food processing, looking at the effects that processesing has on the nutritional content of food:
Food labelling, understand the importance of accurate nutritional information
This course is taught by our nutritionist who previously worked in the NHS as a registered dietitian.
Call us on 020 3371 1516 to discuss your requirements
All scheme documents relating to this commitment can be found here on the CIEH website