Grimsby cafes discover recipe for healthier lifestyle
HOW healthily do you eat?
Three Grimsby cafes are on hand to give you all the help you need – and they have been rewarded for their efforts.
The cafes, all run by Tukes, have received a Healthy Choice Award from the council for making changes to their menus.
The awards scheme has been running for two years, providing businesses with training and advice to help customers make healthier choices and awarding those for their efforts.
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The Terrace Cafe, at Shoreline House, and the Coffee Shop, at Harrison House, have received gold status, with the Brighowgate Cafe being given silver.
Tukes provides training, skills development and work experience in real working environments for people who are socially excluded due to mental health problems.
Marie Wilson, a project worker on the award scheme, worked with staff and members of Tukes to improve their menus.
"We asked them to expand what they offered," she explained, "and we advised on healthier methods of cooking, such as grilling instead of frying.
"The cafes had a good selection before they started working with the scheme, but now they have really excelled."
Nicole Foxcroft, a cook at the Terrace Cafe, said: "The healthy eating training has made a 100 per cent difference. Little changes like using light mayonnaise and grilling food can make it easier to stay healthy."
Tukes general manager John Ogden added: "It's fantastic for our cafes to show the public our commitment to top quality service. The staff and members are tremendously enthusiastic and have shown such energy in undertaking the awards; they are the cornerstone of Tukes.
"I want to thank the team from North East Lincolnshire Council. They have been a pleasure to work with and have achieved so much with our cafes."