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2015 Health and Vitality Honours - winners announced

2015 Health and Vitality Honours - winners announced

Lords Cricket Ground last week played host to the UK's foodservice industry, as their achievements working behind the scenes to improve the nation's health and wellbeing were recognised at this year's Health & Vitality Honours during a

The 2015 Health & Vitality Honours – hosted by corporate sustainability champion Footprint – saw some of the biggest names in the foodservice and hospitality industries receive awards for their exceptional contribution to the promotion and practice of health-conscious business.

There were seven different categories with winners being chosen by a panel of expert judges including Maeve Walsh and Gwen Nightingale Joint Deputy Directors of Obesity and Food Policy at Department of Health; Julie Barker, the chair of The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO); Amada Ursell, nutritionist and writer.

Charles Miers, Managing Director of Footprint, congratulated the winners saying this year’s honours were a showcase of the excellent work so many companies, and individuals, are doing to drive forward nutrition and wellbeing across the industry, adding:

“The past year has demonstrated how important it is for foodservice companies to take an active role in the health and wellbeing of the general public, especially in line with the government’s Responsibility Deal.

“The rising obesity numbers in Britain and emphasis on healthy eating programmes have meant the hospitality and catering sectors have an even greater responsibility to ensure that schools, restaurants and people in the workplace receive a balanced and nutritional diet. These awards provide the opportunity to recognise the exemplary achievements foodservice organisations have already made to tackle the health issues facing today’s society.”

Health & Vitality Honours is associated with Footprint Forum, a member organisation open to all senior professionals who work within the foodservice supply chain. Footprint’s aim is to create a community where food industry stakeholders can discuss and share best practice with one another as well as continue to change food attitudes and practice through legislative debate.

Some of the 2015 Health & Vitality Honours winners:

Health & Vitality Sourcing Honours

Winner: The Sussex Partnership

Public Sector Health & Vitality Honours

Winner: Leeds City Council

Runner Up: The Sussex Partnership

Corporate Vitality Honours

Winner: Dine Contract Catering

Runner Up: Nestle UK

Healthy Hospitality Honours

Winner: CH&Co

Runner Up: Dine Contract Catering

Responsible Manufacturing Honours

Winner: Houghton Hams

Runner Up: Nestle UK

Health & Vitality Product of the Year

Winner: Lexington

Runner Up: Innocent

Special Achievement Honours

Winners: Ruth Casson and Rachel Bradford

Runner Up: Caroline Fry

For further information on Footprint and the work it is doing in the foodservice sector, go to www.foodservicefootprint.com or find them on Twitter @footprintmedia

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