SUBWAY gains 26 awards ahead of schedule

28 October 2014

SUBWAY have achieved Healthyliving Awards in 26 (17%) of their Scottish stores, smashing their target of 10% of stores by the end of 2014.  Many more stores across Scotland are currently working towards accreditation.

The award winning stores can be found across Scotland, making the healthy choice easy and affordable.

This commitment formed part of SUBWAY’s eight commitments to the Scottish Government Supporting Healthy Choices public health policy framework.

The Healthyliving Award is the national award giving recognition to caterers and the food service sector who take a range of steps to provide healthier options. It helps consumers to know where to go to buy healthier food.

SUBWAY’s commitment to healthier catering has enabled the achievement of these awards. To attain an award a business must meet a set of key criteria, which includes reducing levels of fat, salt and sugar, making fruit and vegetables more easily available alongside promotion and marketing that encourages healthier eating.

SUBWAY customers are encouraged to choose the healthier choice and can choose from a wide selection of breads, which have been reduced in salt, including higher fibre options. There are many lower fat fillings to choose from and a fantastic range of salads which are unlimited. The selection of fizzy drinks is small with a good range of alternative drinks to choose from.

At least half of the food they serve needs to meet the healthyliving criteria, prepared using both healthier ingredients and healthier cooking methods, and healthy and nutritious food is required to be available for children in places where they are served.

Chief Executive, NHS Health Scotland, Gerry McLaughlin said:

“Improving our diets can be difficult and access to healthier choices is often lacking.  That is why we are delighted that SUBWAY has embraced the healthyliving award.

Achieving the healthyliving award across 26 of their stores demonstrates their commitment to providing healthier food. With the award holding stores scattered across Scotland and more stores working towards accreditation, we welcome SUBWAY’s dedication to making healthier food, accessible and affordable to all.

I would encourage others in the catering and food service sector to follow in their footsteps.”