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Healthier Menus Awards

The aim of the Healthier Menus Award is to encourage food businesses and staff canteens to provide wholesome, healthy food choices on their menu.

To qualify for the award, food businesses must:Healthier menus logo

  • keep high standards of hygiene
  • be an independent business based in South Lakeland
  • provide healthier food choices on the menu everyday                                                           
  • show that healthier techniques and ingredients are used

Taking part in the award should lead to:

  • happier and healthier customers
  • increased customer approval
  • enhanced reputation
  • engaged and motivated staff
  • increased publicity

How to apply

Businesses will need to show how their menu meets the criteria by filling in a Healthier Menus Awards Score Sheet (PDF/445KB/2 pages)

Post score sheets to:

Public Protection Group
South Lakeland District Council
South Lakeland House
Lowther Street
Kendal
LA9 4DQ

Your application will be assessed by a Food Officer, who will contact you to discuss the information on the score sheet and to provide advice if necessary.

You will then receive a certificate and door sticker to display in your business. Our communications team may also promote that you have achieved the award, if you do not want this to happen please tick the box on the score sheet.

Applications can be made throughout the year but once the award has been presented it will be valid until the next food hygiene inspection.

Random checks will take place to make sure the menu continues to meet the criteria, if it does not, the award could be withdrawn.

You will need to inform our Public Protection team if the ownership of the premises changes.

Businesses who have achieved the award:

Location Business Business type
Ambleside Brathay Trust Outdoor Activity Centre
Ambleside Riverside B&B B&B
Ambleside Zeffirelli's Restaurant
Arnside Albion Public House
Broughton-in-Furness Hinning House Outdoor Activity Centre
Grange-over-Sands Castle Head Field Studies Outdoor Activity Centre
Grasmere Daffodil Spa & Hotel Hotel
Grasmere Dove Cottage Tea Room Cafe
Grasmere Dunmail House B&B
Grasmere Greens Cafe and Bistro Cafe
Kendal Caterplus Ltd Canteen
Kendal Kendal College Canteen
Kendal Courtyard Cafe Cafe
Kendal Heron Hill Care Home Residential Home
Kendal Hansen's Ice Cream Parlour and Cafe Cafe
Kendal Prelude Cafe
Kendal Waterside Wholefood Cafe Cafe
Kendal Westmorland General Hospital Hospital
Kirkby Lonsdale Appetisers Take Away
Kirkby Lonsdale Queen Elizabeth Academy School
Kirkby Lonsdale Underley Garden School School
Milnthorpe Hartland House Residential Home
Sedbergh The Cross Keys Inn
Sedbergh Settlebeck School School
Staveley Wilf's Cafe Cafe
Ulverston Gillam's Tea Room Cafe
Ulverston Taste of Cumbria Caterer
Ulverston The Knoll Country Guest House Guest House
Windermere All Seasons Guest House B&B
Windermere Boatman's Cafe Cafe
Windermere Ghyll Head Outdoor Centre Outdoor Activity Centre
Windermere Invergarry Guest House Guest House
Windermere Langdale Chase Hotel
Windermere Nine Oaks Residential Home
Windermere St Johns Lodge B&B
Windermere The Willowsmere B&B
Windermere Windermere School School