Calorie Wise is free and voluntary and is run in partnership with the Food Standards Agency and District Councils in Northern Ireland.
If you’re a business and keen to join the scheme you’ll receive help and advice on how to calculate and display calories. There will also be guidance on how to provide healthier options for your customers by making small and simple changes to your menus. And with 6 in 10 adults either overweight or obese in NI1, this can make a big difference.
Window stickers will also be provided so people can look out for the scheme when eating out across Northern Ireland.
Why is Calorie Wise good for your business?
- It can increase profit due to standardisation of recipes and reduction of food waste
- Current food trends all point towards a rise in demand by consumers for healthier foods and products
- 96% of people want calorie labelling in all or some food outlets2
1 HSNI, 2015 2 FSAI, 2012