Scotland has a health issue. Many of us are consuming too much fat, salt and sugar which can in turn impact on our health.
That’s why East Lothian Council’s Environmental Health team has launched a new initiative, Loving Food @ East Lothian, to support and advise local food businesses about calorie and allergen labelling.
Are you a consumer?
Loving Food @ East Lothian is about us working with local businesses to enable consumers to make better, healthier choices. If you are a customer requiring additional calorie information about the food offer of local businesses, look out for the Loving Food @ East Lothian logo to identify participating firms.
If you would like more information, or to get involved, email us.
Do you run a local food business?
We’re encouraging food businesses across East Lothian to sign up, committing them to providing consumers with calorie information about their food offer. Participating businesses will also be working to reduce the salt, fat and sugar in their products – but not the flavour.
Businesses are being supported in using a free online tool to work out the calorie content of the products. They will be attending workshops to learn how to adjust recipes and make them healthier without compromising the taste.
Are you interested in signing up your business or getting involved? Email us to find out more.