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Healthy Options Award

The Healthy Options Award has been developed to reward caterers throughout Wales who make it easier for their customers to make healthy choices when eating out. 



There are three levels of Healthy Option Awards:

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold

The Award aims to encourage food businesses to provide healthier options to customers, through the use of healthier catering practices, increasing fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, as well as decreasing fat, especially saturated fat, sugar and salt. 

It also recognises provision of healthy options for children, rewards staff training, promotion and marketing of healthier options.

Apply for Healthy Options Award

The award is open to all types of catering premises that cater for the general public. The premises must be broadly compliant with food hygiene legislation i.e. score a rating of 3, 4 or 5 under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

The award is assessed and managed by Bridgend, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Shared Regulatory Services.

To achieve an award your business will be assessed against certain criteria that are based on principles of a healthy balanced diet, such as keeping fat, sugar and salt to a minimum, making fruit and vegetables widely available and basing main meals on starchy carbohydrates.  You will also be assessed on having appropriate marketing and promotion of the healthier options.

If you are interested in achieving a Healthy Option Award, and are broadly compliant with food hygiene legislation i.e. has a score rating of 3, 4 or 5 under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme please please contact us:

  • Contact SRS
  • Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU


Healthy Options Award Guidance

Leaflets about the scheme to promote to food businesses are available to download below: