park's menu gets a Jamie Oliver style makeover
holiday park in Brean is among ten local food retailers that have
taken up an opportunity to give their menus a Jamie Oliver style
Unity Farm Holiday Park is one of 50 firms across Somerset that
have received direct training on how to introduce healthier menu
options without having to change their budget or customer base
as part of an initiative funded by the UK Food Standards Agency
with the backing of Sedgemoor District Council.
target audience for the project were catering businesses that
provide food and drink for children and their families when eating
out, primarily in leisure and holiday settings.
"The wider aim is to significantly reduce childrens
consumption of saturated fat, salt and sugar, while providing
businesses with the tools they need to improve their menu and
health awareness, and in turn help drive down childhood obesity
and bad diet-related illness," Lesley House, Environmental
Health Officer at Sedgemoor District Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"Estimations show that between 24 and 30 per cent of children
in Somerset are overweight and 6-9 per cent are obese before they
even turn 19."
"The group of owners and chefs were given nutrition advice
and shown alternative ingredients for popular menu items such
as lasagne and ice cream. Suggestions were tailored to what was
viably available locally and at the wholesalers."