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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

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Random checks will take place to make sure the menu continues to meet the criteria, if it does not, the award could be withdrawn.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


Brathay Trust Outdoor Activity Centre

Riverside B&B

Zeffirelli's restaurant


Albion public house


Hinning House Outdoor Activity Centre


Castle Head Field Studies Outdoor Activity Centre


Daffodil Spa & Hotel

Dove Cottage Tea Room

Dunmail House B&B

Greens Cafe and Bistro


Kendal College canteen

Courtyard Cafe

Heron Hill Care Home

Hansen's Ice Cream Parlour and Cafe


Waterside Wholefood Cafe

Westmorland General Hospital

Kirkby Lonsdale

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Queen Elizabeth Academy

Underley Garden School


Hartland House Residential Home


The Cross Keys Inn

Settlebeck School


Wilf's Cafe


Gillam's Tea Room

Taste of Cumbria caterer

The Knoll Country Guest House


All Seasons Guest House

Boatman's Cafe

Ghyll Head Outdoor Centre

Invergarry Guest House

Langdale Chase Hotel

Nine Oaks Residential Home

St Johns Lodge B&B

The Willowsmere B&B

Windermere School

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