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UKHospitality responds to government’s drive to promote healthy attitudes
06/11/2018 - 09:02
UKHospitality has responded to the health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock’s, move to promote healthy attitudes to food and drink.

Yesterday (5 November), he said that people should take greater responsibility for their own health and that the NHS budget should be spent more on prevention.

UKHospitality chief executive, Kate Nicholls, said: “The hospitality sector is committed to promoting healthy attitudes to food and drink. Venues have worked hard to reformulate menus to reduce calories and provide greater choice and transparency.

“The sector also works alongside partners like Drinkaware to promote safer drinking and healthy attitudes towards alcohol.

“We will continue to work with our members, the wider sector and our partners to promote healthy eating and drinking and communicate our efforts to the Government to help tackle any health issues.

“It should be noted that, for the vast majority of customers, eating and drinking out is not an everyday occurrence. We are ready and willing to support the Government, but we need to avoid any kneejerk measures that threaten businesses disproportionately.”