The Association of London Environmental Health Managers developed the Healthier Catering Commitment scheme in autumn 2010 in response to London Boroughs that wanted to help businesses to offer healthier options. Participating food businesses receive personalised support to make the small changes that will make a big difference to the health of their customers. The changes are simple enough for the smallest of operators, but scalable for larger businesses. Participating businesses report that the changes reduce wastage and save money as well! The Healthier Catering Commitment is a flexible scheme which is delivered by London boroughs by a variety of departments, Environmental Health departments, Public Health departments, third party contractors and health practitioners. Since the launch of the scheme in 2011, we are delighted to report it has been supported by the Mayor of London and the London Food Board. The Mayor of London’s Food Strategy 2018 details the GLA’s support for the scheme to improve good food shopping and eating out.
The Healthier Catering Commitment has also been included in the Good Food for London report since 2011 as an indicator for all London Boroughs.