CATERERS at Nationwide have got the top award for healthy eating from Trading Standards.

BaxterStorey launched its Healthy Me initiative to give staff the choice of nutritious options, including more plant-based protein and reducing the amount of red meat, to fuel themselves for the rest of the day.

They also cut the amount of processed carbohydrates and made sugar-free cakes.

Following thorough assessments of the menus, cooking techniques, and ingredients used at Nationwide - and other sites at Wakefield House, Optimus and Pegasus House - the company achieved the Gold accreditation for the Eat Out Eat Well Award from Trading Standards.

Rosie Cadogan, the BaxterStorey nutritionist explained the rational behind having a health workforce.

She said: “Healthy food is vital to a productive workplace and providing our customers with these options is becoming increasingly important to our clients.

"We are always looking for that next innovative step to ensure customers have informed choice when it comes to their nutrition, which is exactly what our Healthy Me initiative is all about.”