Tickety Boo in Thurston has been presented with a prestigious award in recognition of the wide variety of healthier food choices it offers to customers.
They have become the latest Suffolk business to receive a gold Eat Out, Eat Well accolade from Mid Suffolk District Council for the food available from its café.
It comes after environmental health officers visited Tickety Boo café, at Harvey’s Garden Centre in Thurston to carry out rigorous assessments looking in detail at the choices people are offered, ways in which food is cooked and how healthier options are promoted.
The Eat out Eat Well scheme was launched in January 2016 by local environmental health teams and Suffolk County Council’s public health team. The award is free of charge and open to over 5,000 food businesses across Suffolk. It rewards businesses for their commitment to providing healthier food options for their customers, helping people to make healthier choices.
The Eat Out Eat Well scheme encourages businesses to commit to providing healthier options, such as the type of oil used in cooking, offering vegetables and salads, using wholegrains where possible, keeping fat, sugar and salt to a minimum, and selling standard sized packs of chocolate and crisps.
Cllr David Burn, Mid Suffolk District Councils Cabinet Member for Environment said, “I would like to congratulate the team at Tickety Boo Café on winning this award. Providing customers with food options that are not only tasty, but also healthy, is something we are keen to recognize and celebrate. We all know the many health benefits of eating well prepared nutritious food, but it’s not always easy to do this when we eat out, which is why we like to give out these awards and then spread the word far and wide.”
Cllr Tony Goldson, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for health and chairman of Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “It’s great to see Tickety Boo pick up this award as it highlights their desire to provide healthier choices for customers who want to enjoy eating out, while still being mindful of their health.
“Well done to all of those involved and I’m pleased to see we have another business here in Suffolk giving people the opportunity to eat healthier.”
Find out more about Eat Out Eat Well on the Healthy Suffolk website.