From left: Puddleducks Children's Nursery staff Clare Wilson and Joanne Earnshaw accept the Awards from Jamal Dermott, Recipe 4 Health lead at Lancashire County Council

Healthier eating choices are celebrated with awards

A number of businesses and a youth group have been given special awards for offering healthier eating choices to the community.

Lancashire County Council's Trading Standards team runs the Recipe 4 Health scheme, which encourages local food businesses to offer healthier eating and consider environmental issues and lifestyle choices.

Businesses demonstrate that they are compliant with food safety, food standards and safety legislation. The Gold Award is given to those with a 5* food hygiene rating, Silver with a 4* and Bronze for a 3* rating, with many businesses starting at Bronze and going on to complete all three.

The teams at Puddleducks Children's Nursery in Haslingden and Crumb in Rossendale both recently received the Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards; while Colne Youth Action Group, which provides fun, free activities for young people in Colne and the surrounding villages, were awarded the Bronze Award.

Jamal Dermott, Trading Standards' Recipe 4 Health Lead, said: "Congratulations goes to the teams at Puddleducks Children's Nursery, Colne Youth Action Group and Crumb, who have really shown hard work and dedication in going the extra mile for the community.

"These fantastic Awards are a way to show that you really understand all sides of food safety and healthy eating. We are currently taking more applications from food businesses and recommend that others apply to show the amazing work that they are doing behind the scenes."

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