Lexington has committed to making food for their customers even healthier by signing up to the Departments of Health’s ‘Food Pledges’, aimed at reducing the amount of salt added to food.
Part of the Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal, the goal is to reduce the public’s daily salt consumption by 1g, from 7g to 6g daily. Lexington will work with its kitchen teams to reduce the amount of salt being used in recipes. As nearly everything is made on site (including stocks) Lexington will be able to control with greater ease the use of salt their chefs are using.
Ultimately, Lexington has committed to reducing salt in its food by 7% in 2013 and by up to 15% by 2014. In January 2012, Lexington introduced calorie counted labelling to their ‘Let’s Energise’ grab and go range as part of their commitment to providing out of home calorie labelling to customers, helping them to make more informed decisions about what to eat, which also forms part of another Government health pledge.
Rob Kirby, Chef Director say “We are pleased to be taking the next step forward in healthy eating at Lexington and are committed in our mission to provide super tasty food which is also low in salt. Our customers have loved our award winning, calorie counted ‘Let’s Energise’ range and we are sure that they will be pleased to know that we take healthy eating in the work place seriously and are showing this through reducing the amount of salt in the great tasting food we make.”
The Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal aims to engage businesses to support and assist people to make healthier choices. By reducing the amount of salt in their food and offering a choice of calorie counted breakfast and lunch options, Lexington will continue to encourage and enable customers to adopt and maintain a healthier diet in the workplace. For further information on the deal see http://responsibilitydeal.dh.gov.uk/