Calorie labelling

Diners are being encouraged to make healthier choices when eating out

The hospitality industry is under immense pressure from the Government to provide calorie information on its menus for the sake of the nation's expanding waistline, but doing so could mean even greater costs for the industry that is already feeling the burden of regulations and tax.

Obesity costs the NHS an estimated £776m a year

Experts call for restaurant measures to tackle obesity

By Ruth Williams

Obesity experts are calling on restaurants to reduce portion sizes and provide clear calorie information to tackle the UK’s obesity problem that is costing the country more than the combined cost of wars, terrorism and armed violence annually.

The new kids meals will be available in half of Fuller's pubs and will be served with interactive place-mats

Fuller’s launches healthier kids menu

By Luke Nicholls

UK brewer and pub operator Fuller’s is rolling out a healthier kids menu in half of its managed pubs in response to calls from parents to provide better quality ingredients and more value for money.

The overall aim is to reduce the amount of salt consumed in catering establishments to the government target of six grams per day

Caterers sign up to BHA’s salt reduction pledge

By Luke Nicholls

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has united with caterers and the Department of Health to launch a number of pledges to introduce reductions in salt in the UK catering industry. 

The government wants to reduce the salt in food served up to the public

Compass cuts salt sachet contents by 25%

By Rachel Parkes

Contract caterer Compass has reduced the contents of its salt sachets by 25 per cent, as part of a government drive to improve the food on offer to the nation.

Fifty-six per cent said that pizza was healthy if topped with certain vegetables or fruits, while over 20 per cent thought that pizza was ‘fairly healthy’, regardless of toppings

Customer survey reignites calorie labelling debate

By Luke Nicholls

Two-thirds of pub and restaurant goers want to see more nutritional information - including calorie content - on food menus before placing their orders, new research has found.