A gym and café in Brierfield has become the latest business to receive an award for serving fresh and healthy food to its customers.

Bodies in Motion, in Brierfield, provides motivation and health to everyone – including healthy, nutritious options at its Orchid Café.

Even though the café has only just received the Recipe 4 Health bronze award, staff are already looking at what they can do to achieve the silver award.

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Cllr Asjad Mahmood, leader of Pendle Borough Council, said: “It’s great to see so many of our local food outlets gaining our Recipe 4 Health Award.

“It is good to know they are all onboard to provide their customers with fresh, healthy food. I want to congratulate everyone who has received the awards.”

The Recipe 4 Health scheme – run by Lancashire County Council in partnership with Pendle Borough Council - rewards food businesses which offer a range of healthier snacks and meals; including salads, food with lower salt and sugar, grilled dishes, smaller portions and water as an option if people want to avoid sugary fizzy drinks.

Jamal Dermott, from Lancashire County Council, who is helping to expand the scheme in Pendle said: “We are urging food businesses to sign up to the scheme and make Pendle a healthier place.”

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Pendle Borough Council’s portfolio holder for housing, health & wellbeing, Cllr Mohammad Ammer, added: “We secured external funding for the scheme, which is designed to help tackle obesity and other health issues.

“We are asking people to please support the businesses on the scheme and make healthier choices when buying food, drinks and takeaways.” 

To find out more, including how to join and who’s signed up so far, visit: www.pendle.gov.uk/recipe4health