Indicator Source: NHS Health Scotland
- In October 2017, a total of 798 catering establishments, serving 185,278 customers, held the HealthyLiving Award ( HLA) or HLA Plus award.
- Of these, 214 are first term HLA awards and 352 are renewed awards. A further 232 establishments hold the HealthyLiving Plus Award.
- There has been an increase in the number of establishments holding an award every year since 2006, except between 2012-2013.
Table 1: Number of businesses with HealthyLiving Awards
|Date||Current Awards||First Term||Renewals||Plus|
About This Indicator
Reduced consumption of high energy food and drink in workplaces.
Relevant Route Map action:
Two actions to encourage participation in HealthyLiving award scheme.
Rationale for including this indicator:
The aim of this indicator is to assess the take-up of HealthyLiving awards by companies. The HealthyLiving Award, introduced in 2006, recognises catering establishments for serving healthier food and finding ways of helping their customers make better food choices. The award is open to all kinds of catering places from sandwich shops to staff restaurants, and increasing the number of establishments with this award will play a part in improving diet across Scotland. For all organisations already participating, the HealthyLiving Award plus offers an opportunity to achieve step increases in the required ratio of healthy options to other options on the menus from participating caterers.
Evidence from existing literature  suggests a low level of evidence for the effectiveness of consumer targeted incentives but with potentially high levels of population effectiveness. The ScotPHN engagement process for the Route Map  assessed the action as having high impact with medium to high effort.
Factors influencing this indicator:
- Exposure to high energy foods.