Quality statement 3: Prominent placement of healthy options
Children and young people, and their parents or carers, see healthy food and drink choices displayed prominently in local authority and NHS venues.
Local authorities and NHS organisations can set an example by ensuring that healthy food and drink choices are promoted in their venues. Prominent positioning will help to ensure that children and young people (and their parents or carers) will consider healthier options when they are choosing food and drink.
Evidence that local authority and NHS venues used by children and young people make arrangements to display healthy food and drink options in prominent positions.
Data source: Local data collection.
Local authorities and NHS organisations ensure that healthy food and drink choices are displayed in prominent positions in their venues.
Children and young people (and their parents or carers) can easily find healthy foods and drinks when using catering facilities in local authority or NHS venues.
Obesity prevention. NICE guideline CG43 (2006), recommendations 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
Obesity: working with local communities. NICE guideline PH42 (2012), recommendation 9
Food and drink that helps people to meet the Public Health England Eatwell plate guidance recommendations, and which does not contain high levels of salt, fat, saturated fat or sugar. Public Health England's Healthier, more sustainable catering: information for those involved in purchasing food and drink provides definitions for low, medium and high levels of fat, saturates, sugars and salt per portion/serving size for food and drink. The Change4Life website gives suggestions for healthy food and drink alternatives. [Expert consensus]