A deli in the Blue Toon has had it’s healthy living mantra recognised by being awarded a certificate from a national body promoting good eating.
Lettuce Eat Healthy, on Queen Street, has been recognised as a market leader in providing healthier food and won a healthyliving award.
Owner of the Peterhead business, Lorraine Duthie, said: “I am really pleased that we received the award. We are an independent business with less than a year trading.
“All the staff are fantastic and have been really committed to achieving the award and have worked hard and enjoyed the challenge of learning new knowledge about food.
“Lettuce Eat Healthy is very team orientated therefore I am excited about the new food ideas and these being incorporated into our menu.”
Journalist and broadcaster Stephen Jardine hosted the award’s annual ceremony at Dynamic Earth on Wednesday, March 2.
Speakers at the event included Jacqueline O’Donnell, chief patron of the Sisters restaurants and Shirley Spear, co-owner of the Three Chimneys Restaurants in Skye and chair of the Scottish Food Commission.
The healthyliving award recognises and rewards caterers for making it easier for their customers to eat healthy when eating out.
To achieve an award there are certain conditions a caterer must meet and these are based around the principles of a healthy balanced diet.
Caterers must also put in place an appropriate promotion and marketing strategy to encourage and support healthier eating.
Over 800 businesses across Scotland currently hold a healthyliving award.
Shirley Spears, chair of Food Commission, said: “It is very rewarding to know just how much work is already progressing throughout the country, in many different ways, both large and small, but geared towards improving the nations’ health and well-being.”
Anne Lee, manager for the healthyliving award, said: “The level of commitment shown in producing healthy food is exemplary and sets an industry benchmark.”