Teesside takeaway owners to get lessons in cooking 'healthy options'

The healthy option? Free masterclasses to be given to Redcar takeaway owners Credit: PA stock image

Takeaway owners in Redcar and Cleveland are being encouraged to produce healthier options on their menus.

The Council's public health teams are going to provide free takeaway 'master classes' to try and tackle the problems associated with high fat, salt and sugar intake.

It's hoped it'll help tackle the obesity problem too.

Takeaway owners with a food hygiene rating of three and above can book on to one of two sessions to be held on Wednesday 13 April.

We all enjoy an occasional takeaway, but unfortunately the takeaway business has developed a reputation for serving calorie laden and relatively unhealthy food.

“We want to help takeaways overcome this reputation by introducing healthier ingredients, preparation and cooking methods without compromising on taste or profits.

“Attending these free sessions can also help takeaway businesses increase custom, widen customer choice, save money and improve business reputation.”

– Cllr Lynn Pallister, cabinet member for health and housing