Healthy living awards presented to local hospitals

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TWO LOCAL hospitals are among those celebrating their achievement of a national accreditation, after being presented with healthyliving awards.

Awards were presented to Arbroath Infirmary and Ashludie Hospital, Monifieth by broadcaster and journalist Stephen Jardine at an official ceremony at the Scottish Police College, Kincardine on October 3.

The healthyliving award aims to make it easier for customers to know where to go for healthier food when eating away from home, with caterers needing to meet a set of key criteria to ensure they are providing and supporting healthier eating.

Scottish Government Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson said: “The Healthyliving Award lies at the heart of our route map to prevent overweight and obesity, providing us with tasty, quality foods that help us take those small but important steps to a healthier diet.

“We’re committed to doing everything we can to improve the health of all Scots. Eating a healthy diet and, particularly, introducing children to healthy eating is one way we can do this and I congratulate all of those recognised here today.”

Healthyliving award Project Manager, Claire Brown, who presented awards at the event, said: “The businesses here today should be proud of their achievement of this national accreditation. These businesses have worked hard to achieve the high standards of the award and are leading the way amongst the catering trade; proving that catering businesses of all sizes can satisfy demand for healthier food choices, and be rewarded for their efforts.”

For further information about the healthyliving award, including how to apply, please contact 0141 226 5261 or visit www.healthylivingaward.co.uk