These days, more of us are eating meals away from the home. We think that there should be healthy options available for you, if you are concerned about how much salt, sugar and fat you eat. Eating too much of these things can contribute to you becoming overweight. It can also increase the risk of illnesses like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. Too much of these things can even reduce your overall life expectancy. Recipe 4 Health Awards To help you to find healthier options across Blackburn with Darwen, we have introduced the Recipe 4 Health awards. The aim is to make it easier for you to find and eat healthier foods. We are also working with businesses to give free help and advice about healthy options and allergy labelling. The Recipe 4 Health Award looks at: cleanliness and fairness - making sure food is accurately described and safe to eat allergen awareness alcohol awareness healthy eating environmental focus - reducing food miles and getting rid of waste responsibly Find food businesses with a Recipe 4 Health Award How to apply If you are a local food business, you can apply for a free award that shows your commitment to providing healthier alternatives. There are three levels of award: bronze - for businesses with a minimum of a 3* food hygiene rating silver - for businesses with a minimum of a 4* food hygiene rating gold - for businesses with a minimum of a 5* food hygiene rating The awards are linked to the Government’s Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. Apply for a Recipe 4 Health Award You don't need to fill all the form in at once. You can come back to your application later if you need to. The Recipe 4 health food business support pack (PDF 11.64MB) is designed to guide and support your business in applying for and maintaining the award.