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Heart of Derbyshire Campaign

Heart of Derbyshire

Heart of Derbyshire

 

Derbyshire County Council launched their “Heart of Derbyshire” campaign last year to help people make healthy choices when eating out.  The great news is that Tibshelf Community School are now part of this campaign!

The Catering Team at our school offer reduced fat, salt and sugar dishes and more fruit, vegetables and wholegrain choices.

It is important for everyone to eat healthily.  Poor diet can contribute to obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, strokes and cancer.  The Catering Team have achieved the “Heart of Derbyshire” Gold Award, which is an indication of their commitment to providing healthy options and catering for specific dietary requirements.  This should reassure parents and carers that their children can make healthy choices.

So, what is the Heart of Derbyshire scheme about?  Over 150 eateries (cafes, restaurants and takeaways) across Derbyshire have signed up.  They make a number of promises about the food they offer.  So look out for eateries in your area displaying the “Heart of Derbyshire” certificate and sticker.  Alternatively, visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/heartofderbyshire where you can search for members by types of cuisine, the distance from your postcode or other criteria like places offering gluten free options.

Another part of the campaign that Derbyshire County Council are running are FREE courses, held regularly in libraries and other community venues to help you cook your own tasty, balanced and nutritious food on a budget and raises awareness about how much you are eating and whether it is the right amount or too much.