Healthier Catering Commitment

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Healthier Catering Commitment is a voluntary scheme for food businesses and outlets.

The aim is for is us to work together with local businesses to encourage healthier eating.

Businesses which apply are encouraged to take various small actions around reducing salt and sugar, healthier frying, increasing carbohydrates, promoting healthier options and improving access to fruit or vegetables.

The award is achieved once your business meets the scheme's eligibility criteria (see below). 

There are currently 28 London boroughs taking part in the scheme, which is backed by both the Mayor of London and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and delivered locally by us.

How your business can benefit

Caterers who successfully meet the criteria of the scheme will be listed on this website. We'll promote these business as part of our ongoing promotion of the scheme, aimed at increasing public awareness. We'll give you a certificate and window sticker to display on your premises and online. 

The many benefits to your business include:

  • increased public awareness of your business
  • attracting new customers
  • increased secondary spending
  • potentially increasing profits of your business
  • positive recognition and improved reputation of your business
  • contributing to the greater good and health and wellbeing of residents
  • plus you'll get free advice and support with making effective changes to your business

Businesses who have successfully signed up to the scheme in Waltham Forest

Business Name  Address
Better Coffee Corner Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre 170 Chingford Road, Walthamstow, E17 5AA
Fish and Chicken 237 Chingford Mount Road, Chingford E4 8LP
The Larder  Walthamstow Wetlands 2 Forest Road, Walthamstow, N17 9NH
The Larder  Butlers Retreat 12 Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Original Chicken Express  130 Chingford Road, Walthamstow E17 4PL
TFL Staff Canteen Leytonstone Underground Station
The Larder at William Morris Gallery 531Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4PP
Bamboo Hut  479a High Road, Leytonstone, E11 4JU

 

Eligibility criteria Click to get info

Eligibility criteria

For your business to be eligible to use the HCC logo, it must:

  • meet eight criteria (four essential criteria, plus four others)
  • achieve the ‘broad compliance’ standard, or above, for food hygiene

If your business fries food, then it must meet a further three criteria.

Businesses can also sign up to other optional criteria.

How to apply Click to get info

Once you are satisfied your business meets the criteria, download the application form.

Submit your completed form to:

Food Safety Team
Waltham Forest Council
Sycamore House
Town Hall Complex
Forest Road
Walthamstow
London E17 4JF

or by email to: environmentalhealth@walthamforest.gov.uk

 

You can find full information and guidance on the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) website.

Guides to download include:

  • full eligibility criteria
  • information on oils and fats
  • advice for mobile food providers
  • advice for Chinese businesses
  • general and practical guidance for all food businesses
  • plus much more

If you need any further information or advice about the scheme, please contact us. Our contact details are in the section below: ‘How to apply’.

Obesity in the borough Click to get info

In Waltham Forest:

  • almost 60 per cent of adults are estimated to be overweight or obese
  • 40 per cent of pupils aged 10-11 years are either overweight or obese, according to recent National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) results

We recognise the important and positive role that Waltham Forest’s businesses are already playing in tackling the issue through providing healthier food options.