Charlton House Salt Pledge

Passport to health!

Charlton House – specialists in high quality staff dining in business and industry (B&I) environments and the first catering company to commit to the Government’s new salt pledge targets - has announced the training of 50 addition Chefs onto its Chef Nutrition Training Course, which includes salt reduction techniques. This brings the total number of Chefs trained this year to 220.

The Chef Nutrition Training Course encourages Chefs to consider the consequences on individuals of them using too much salt. The Chefs are put through rigorous salt tasting exercises and are shown how alternative ingredients and spices, such as lemon juice, can be used to enhance the perception of saltiness.

In support of companies like Charlton House, Jane Ellison, Public Health Minister said: “The World Health Organisation has recognised the UK as among the world leaders in reducing salt in the diet but we want to go further to help prevent people dying early. The support of the industry, like the commitments given today, is a vital part of this.”

Along with its parent company CH&Co, Charlton House has already removed 986kg of salt from workplace meals since signing up to the pledge in 2011. It’s achieved this by promoting decreased salt use in three ways – the salt added in preparation; the salt in products purchased; and in salt availability ‘at the diner’s plate’. As well as taking on its own initiatives such as launching low salt versions of existing products.