Healthier options takeaways (HOT) merit - What is a healthier option takeaway?

A HOT takeaway is an outlet that has been merited for making positive changes and being committed to offering healthier ways of preparing, cooking and displaying food and drink to their customers.

Bassetlaw District Council are working with and encouraging businesses to provide healthier food options on their menus which will help to promote a healthy lifestyle for their consumers.

The scheme enables food businesses in Bassetlaw to apply for a Merit award, if they are a takeaway business that has a food hygiene rating of 3 or above.

The HOT Merit aims to increase accessibility and awareness of healthier options in takeaway outlets.  Many takeaways, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops already offer healthier options for their customers and display information about this on their menus. Other food outlets may offer healthier options without realising or promoting it.  By making small changes to what is offered or how food is prepared, cooked or served, takeaways can offer more choice for their customers.

This merit recognises takeaways outlets that offer healthier options and implement small changes to their menus.  By achieving the merit your business will be seen to be committed to supporting local communities to lead healthier lives.  Other benefits include

  • Increasing customer choice
  • Increasing customer satisfaction and sales
  • Enhancing reputation of the business
  • Receiving a certificate and promotional material to display in premises
  • Recognition of achievement through being added to an online database on the Nottinghamshire County Council website



Last Updated on Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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