H4. Healthier Staff Restaurants
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 14 February, 2012
Cricketer Farm in the UK is committed to providing a healthier staff restaurant for its own employees and already provides a wide range of healthier options, including fruit and vegetables. Water is also freely and visibly available at all times for all employees in our dairy.Future plans Current recipe development already incorporates calorie labeling. We are currently working with our foodservice consultant to upgrade this service and put together an action plan to include calorie and nutritional labelling for all our recipes that we supply to both our staff restaurant and staff restaurants in the foodservice (see F1: Out of Home Calorie Labelling). This will be undertaken with recipe nutritional software that manages portion size and key GDA nutritional data.In addition, we are creating an Eat Well employee health programme in line with Change4Life and will be working on a series of initiatives, in partnership with our food consultant, in house caterer and foodservice caterers including:Evaluation and analysis of all the cheese based recipes currently available for staff restaurants with further work to be undertaken on non-dairy recipes.Working with caterers to provide cheese based recipes which are lower in fat, salt, and energy and which do not contain artificial trans fatsMonthly focus on a different aspect of diet and nutrition to support understanding of a balanced diet through recipes on Twitter, Facebook and short information leaflets on tables.Running an accredited Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Level 2 Award in Healthier Food Special Diet for key members of our business team. This while not necessarily unique will be groundbreaking and will not only provide key members of staff with continuous professional development but will also raise their awareness and understanding of Healthier Food and Special Diet in society.