Date Published: 27 February 2009

Grants for hygiene and healthy eating initiatives

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The Food Standards Agency has today announced the launch of the 2009/10 grant scheme for local food hygiene and healthy eating initiatives.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for local projects on food hygiene or healthy eating. This scheme forms part of the Agency's work to promote the safe handling of food in the home, by working with schools and providing support for local food safety initiatives.

Applications are open to local authorities, trading standards regional groups, food liaison groups and their equivalents in all four UK countries (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland).

The grant scheme was launched in England in 2003 for projects on food hygiene and in 2005 the scheme was extended to include projects on healthy eating. The grants became available to authorities in Scotland in 2004 and Wales and Northern Ireland in 2007.

This year the Agency is welcoming initiatives based on the following themes:

* promoting good food hygiene among older people
* collaborative local action to deliver Agency priorities on saturated fat or salt


Source: Food Standards Agency (FSA), UK.

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