Food safety and advice
What is the Heartbeat Award?
Heartbeat is a National award run by councils and NHS Dieticians given to Caterers who care about food and health and can demonstrate that they:
- Offer healthy food choices to diners.
- Have good food hygiene practices in their premises.
There are 3 different types of Heartbeat Awards:
- Standard Heartbeat Award - this is awarded to Caterers who have suitable healthy food choices on their menus and have good food hygiene practices and regular staff training.
- Heartbeat Award for establishments catering for adults in a care environment - this is a special Award for hospitals and nursing homes who cater for older people. It shows that the establishment cares about the health of its residents.
- Heartbeat Award for premises catering for under fives - this is a special Award for nurseries who cater for the under fives. It shows that the establishment cares about the health of its children.
For premises to be eligible for a Heartbeat Award they must have a received a rating of 5 - Very Good in their last food hygiene inspection as well as having healthy food choices.
Last updated Monday, 28th September 2015