Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH)
H4. Healthier Staff Restaurants
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 21 December, 2011
The Shield Café, based in Charterhouse Square provides a relaxed atmosphere and comfortable seating for a coffee, some lunch or a break. The Shield serves Costa coffee, iced drinks, soft drinks, sandwiches, paninis, salads and healthy snacks.We have discussed provision of low salt and low saturated fat options with the catering manager of The Shield, and the café is happy to comply with healthier eating suggestions. Some of the healthier options available include:All foods are grilled/toasted (where appropriate)soya milk and skimmed milkNo salt crispsFruit juice and waterReasonably priced fruitWe are in discussions with the café regarding provision of Guideline Daily Amounts on the labels.There are no vending machines at CASH offering unhealthy foods.Additionally, water is readily available at the Wolfson Institute, and refreshment breaks are encouraged. All meetings and social events attended by CASH are provided with no salt crisps and nuts, as well as water and fruit juice.We also utilise the British Heart Foundation guides to eating well at work ; Think fit! Eat well!