Falkirk Community Trust has been recognised as a market leader in providing healthier food by gaining 3 prestigious Healthy Living awards. Stephen Jardine, broadcaster and Journalist, hosted the award annual award ceremony at Dynamic Earth on 2 March 2016 which celebrated recent award winners. Speakers at the celebratory event included Jacqueline O’Donnell, Chef Patron of The Sisters restaurants and Shirley Spear, Co-owner of The Three Chimneys Restaurant in Skye and Chair of the Scottish Food Commission.
In recognition of their achievement Carol Cowie (Bo’ness Recreation Centre), Lorraine McCann (Grangemouth Sports Complex) and Juliet Sampson (Grangemouth Athletic Stadium) were presented with their certificates by Jacqueline O’Donnell.
The Healthy Living award recognises and rewards caterers for making it easier for their customers to eat healthily when eating out.
To achieve an award there are certain conditions a caterer must meet and these are based around the principles of a healthy balanced diet. Caterers must also put in place an appropriate promotion and marketing strategy to encourage and support healthier eating. Over 800 businesses across Scotland currently hold a Healthy Living award.
Shirley Spears, Chair of Food Commission said:
“The Scottish Food Commission is focussed upon building Scotland into a Good Food Nation. It is very rewarding to know just how much work is already progressing throughout the country, in many different ways, both large and small, but all geared towards improving the nation’s health and well-being. Those who have achieved their Healthy Living awards are to be applauded. When it comes to improving diet, good food choices are crucial in everyone’s life and every effort counts towards making a difference. I am convinced that Scotland’s diet will change as more and more of the population are encouraged to choose to eat more healthily.”
Anne Lee Manager for the healthyliving award, said:
“The level of commitment shown by these businesses in producing healthy food is exemplary and they have set an industry benchmark which all organisations should strive to attain.”
“These businesses are helping their customers to make healthy choices by making these options widely available; and are playing their part in improving the diet of people across Scotland.”
Neil Brown, General Manager, Falkirk Community Trust, said:
“Falkirk Community Trust is committed to encouraging and inspiring active lifestyles and healthy eating choices in all of our locations. It’s is a fantastic award and recognises how hard our staff have worked to achieve this.”