More boosts for health as food across the borough gets top award.

Published Friday 23 December 2016 at 11:27

A Local hospital, restaurants, takeaways, schools, nurseries and shops have been awarded the Recipe 4 Health accreditation.

The awards celebrate menus with more healthy options giving people the chance to make better, healthier choices when picking a meal. A total of 28 new places achieved the accreditation at a ceremony at Blakey’s in Blackburn.

The awards scheme, run by Blackburn with Darwen Council in partnership with Lancashire County Council, recognises local businesses, schools and nurseries which provide healthier food choices to those they cater for. The list of the new awardees will be added to Lancashire County Council’s campaign website:

More than 250 places in Blackburn with Darwen now hold the award.

Cllr Mustafa Desai, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care, presented the awards. He said:

The Recipe 4 Health campaign is going from strength to strength and is a great way to promote healthy eating and smart food choices all across the borough.

It’s fantastic that so many establishments across the board are signing up to it, from nurseries to restaurants and the hospital. I hope this will help people of all ages across the borough boost their health and wellbeing.”

The places receiving the awards are:

Precious Moments, Darwen, Royal Blackburn Hospital, William Hopwood Court, Turncroft Nursery, Darwen, Age UK, Postal Order, The Big Sandwich, Bridge Café and Coffee Lounge, Greggs, Shadsworth Infant School, Essence, Lees Cantonese, Darwen Vale School and Studio, Dolce, Yang Seng and Brookhouse Primary School.

Also: Shad House, Waheeds, Victoria Hotel, Barnabas Nursery, Rainbows Nursery, Mangiamos, Curry Palace, Bradley’s Sandwich Shop, Yeung Sing, Jo’s Little Sandwich Shop, Buxton’s Bakery and Mega Bite.


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