Healthy options

Mellows: 'Expecting retailers of alcohol to take responsibility for public health is simply absurd'

An absurd objective – public health and the licensee

By Phil Mellows

Unless I missed something the three alcohol licence applications refused by Edinburgh Licensing Board at the end of last month are the first examples of a local authority invoking Scotland’s fifth licensing objective – the obligation on licence holders...

Campaign: healthier food in London

Push for healthier food in london pubs

By Lesley Foottit

London food venues are being urged to sign up to a scheme committed to achieving healthier food in the UK that launched today.

Equator: targetting the health conscious

Equator targets the health conscious

By Matthew Moggridge

Beverage Brands has launched what it believes to be a ground-breaking non-alcoholic beer in response to increasing levels of health-consciousness.

Checks: calorie-labelling legislation could come in by 2013

Orchid slams calorie labelling

By Lesley Foottit

A leading managed pub operator, Orchid Group, has described the pressure for pub-cos to introduce calorie labelling as “the new smoking vendetta”.

M&B: calorie labelling is working

M&B calorie labelling cuts consumption

By Lesley Foottit

Mitchells & Butlers brand Harvester has seen calorie consumption drop by an average 25 calories per customer since introducing menu calorie labelling six months ago.

Gunard's Head: receiving awards

Eatdrinksleep pub wins health food award

By Lesley Foottit

A Cornish chef has won a gold Cornwall Healthier Eating and Food Saftey award in recognition of his commitment to healthy menu options. Bruce...

Menu: the DoH does not have power to force changes

BHA in calorie-count call

By Becky Paskin, Big Hospitality

The hospitality industry has been advised to consider putting calorie counts on menus before EU legislation is introduced, despite a lack of proof...

Salad: beware of hidden calories

UK diners want more healthy options

By Lesley Foottit

Nearly 60% of UK consumers want more healthy options when dining out and up to 30% would be willing to pay more for the privilege. The research by...