Monday, 28 July 2008

Eating out can be healthy

Eating out in restaurants may be convenient or a good way to do
business or to celebrate a special occasion, but it is widely accepted
that doing it too often cannot be good for you.
This theory is now to be put to the test by Amed, an initiative from
the Catalan health department. Involving local authorities,
restaurateurs' guilds and the Fundació Dieta Mediterrània, Amed is a
network of eateries that will be allowed to bear a sign on their front
doors letting customers know that healthy food is served inside. The
scheme is based on a successful pilot project carried out in
Granollers and will now be extended to Barcelona. (Full story in
printed edition)