Tasty but Healthy with NTU - Ashfield

Enabling Innovation - HOT @ NTU

Networking | Seminars | Workshops

Exploring ways that take-aways can offer healthier choices to their customers, whilst keeping great quality and taste.

  • From: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 8.30 am
  • To: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 10 am
  • Registration: 8.30 am
  • Location: The Torkard Rooms, Ashfield District Council, Urban Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottingham, NG17 8DA
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 7 August 2018, 5.00 pm

Event details

In collaboration with Nottinghamshire County Council, this event will be led by an NTU expert, and will explore ways in which businesses might reduce salt, fat, and sugar in their dishes.

Offering healthier choices to customers doesn’t have to mean compromising on flavour or pushing up costs - The emphasis of the workshop will be on simple, easy to implement ideas that aim to meet HOT guidelines whilst maintaining the great taste and quality that your customers have come to expect.

The workshop will comprise a series of short sessions covering –

  • Fat reduction
  • Salt reduction
  • Sugar reduction
  • Portion control

What is HOT?

The HOT merit scheme is run by Nottinghamshire County Council and our District and Borough Council partners. Together we're aiming to increase the amount and variety of healthier options in takeaways across Nottinghamshire to help consumers to maintain a more balanced diet.

Speaker for the event is Jan Newnham, NTU Food & Drink Innovation Hub

Before joining the Food & Drink Innovation Hub in August 2017, Jan spent many years working in Product Development for a number of food and drink manufacturers including Adam’s Food Ingredients (now Ornua) and KP Snacks. She now works to support small businesses helping them to innovate and grow through the Enabling Innovation programme.


This event will be repeated at other local authorities, which will be held on the following dates.

Newark & Sherwood

8 June 2018

Gedling Borough Council

12 June 2018

Rushcliffe District Council

26 June 2018

Ashfield District Council

8 August 2018


8:30 – Arrival & registration

9:00 – HOT @ NTU seminar session

10:00 – Event close

Booking information

If you would like any further information about this event before booking your place, please email us.

This event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance. In order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation Programme, which supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Enabling Innovation is a three-year collaboration between Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Derby to support SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to innovate. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Location details


The Torkard Rooms
Ashfield District Council
Urban Road
Kirkby in Ashfield
NG17 8DA

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