Ditch unhealthy foods, restaurant in Barnet owners told

Ditch unhealthy foods, restaurant owners told

Ditch unhealthy foods, restaurant owners told

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A restaurant owner is proving cafe’s can serve up healthy foods by ditching the greasy dishes he used to serve.

Kush Karakus, owner of Merals, in Cricklewood Lane, has won the Smart Swaps Silver award in Barnet for his efforts.

The initiative, run by Re, a joint venture with Capita and Barnet Council, encourages restaurateurs to reduce the fat, salt and sugar content in their food.

Mr Karakus said: “Making the changes to how I make dishes was easy.

“It’s not costly and the food is tasty. I care about the food I make and know how important it is for my customers to know what’s in the meals I serve.”

Environmental health officers are working closely with local businesses by offering awards for making ‘Smart Swaps’ by exchanging unhealthy for healthy ingredients.

Toolkits for businesses which gives tips and suggestions of how they can make small changes to their food without losing flavour are available from the council.

More information can be found online at www.barnet.gov.uk/healthycateringcommitment.

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2:51pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Don't Call Me Dave says...

Why is Capita telling us what to eat? Wake up people of Barnet. The lunatics really have taken over the asylum.
Why is Capita telling us what to eat? Wake up people of Barnet. The lunatics really have taken over the asylum. Don't Call Me Dave
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9:28pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Neville Longbottom says...

Shut it Dale.
Shut it Dale. Neville Longbottom
  • Score: 2

11:16am Sun 4 May 14

goggles15 says...

One of the best cafés in North and north west london
One of the best cafés in North and north west london goggles15
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4:28pm Sun 4 May 14

You don't fool me says...

Anything to do with Crapita is unpalatable!
Anything to do with Crapita is unpalatable! You don't fool me
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12:12pm Mon 5 May 14

Mr. Datchery says...

There is a very simple and very,very old solution to all of the health and many other problems that we are told afflict us nowadays,
μηδὲν ἄγαν.
Mēdèn ágan.
"Nothing in excess"
Inscription from the temple of Apollo at Delphi.
There is a very simple and very,very old solution to all of the health and many other problems that we are told afflict us nowadays, μηδὲν ἄγαν. Mēdèn ágan. "Nothing in excess" Inscription from the temple of Apollo at Delphi. Mr. Datchery
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