Torbay Council’s Food Safety Team is undertaking a pilot project and needs the view of parents who eat out with their children in Torbay. By completing the survey you are in with a chance of winning a £50 shopping voucher.

Cllr Chris Lewis, Executive Lead for Health and Wellbeing, said: “For many parents the only children’s meal choices on menus are foods such chicken nuggets and chips, burger and chips, fish fingers and chips with high sugar content drinks.

“The team is particularly keen to get parents’ views on the types of healthier food choices parents would like to see on menus, what would encourage them to choose healthier food choices for their children, and information on where and how often they eat out.

“Information gathered from the survey may be used as part of a pilot scheme, to improve healthier food choices on children’s menus, across a small number of cafes in the Bay. The aim of the project is also to improve the food businesses knowledge of healthy eating and healthier ways of cooking and preparing food.”

The Food Safety Team is part of the council’s Community Safety Department and the survey is being undertaken as part of Torbay’s Healthy Weight Strategy. Statistics for overweight and obese children in Torbay primary schools are higher than the South West and England averages.

For further information or to complete the survey visit www.torbay.gov.uk/consultation


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