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Tuck IN scheme

tuck in logoTuck IN is a scheme which supports takeaway food businesses in Essex that improve the nutritional quality of their food.

Businesses who sign up to the scheme, take the Tuck IN pledge to reduce the salt, sugar and fat content of their takeaway food.

Examples of the steps your business could take include:

  • reducing fats in fried food by using the correct frying temperature
  • shaking excess fat from food after frying
  • keeping oil fresh and using healthier oils for frying such as rapeseed or sunflower oil
  • reducing the amount of sugar and salt used in cooking
  • ensuring water and low sugar drinks are available
  • offering grilled foods instead of fried
  • increasing the amount of vegetables and fruit available on the menu
  • providing packets of salt instead of free-running salt cellars
  • always making sure smaller portion sizes are on offer

The benefits of joining the Tuck IN scheme include:

  • free online Level 2 Nutrition training
  • a Tuck IN logo to display on your premises
  • promotion on the Tuck IN website
  • promotion on the council’s social media platforms


To be able to join the scheme, your takeaway food business needs to have a food hygiene rating of 3 or above

Contact our Environmental Health team to apply.

More information about the scheme and details of the businesses in Harlow that have taken the pledge can be found on the Tuck IN website


Contact information

Environmental Health
Harlow Council
Civic Centre
The Water Gardens
College Square
Harlow CM20 1WG