Guidance

Healthier and more sustainable catering

Catering guidance that offers practical advice on how to make catering affordable, healthier and more sustainable.

Documents

Healthier and more sustainable catering: nutrition principles

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Healthier and more sustainable catering: a toolkit for serving food to adults

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Healthier and more sustainable catering: a toolkit for serving food to older people in residential care

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Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services (GBSF): checklist

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Government’s healthy eating recommendations: a quick guide

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Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services (GBSF): nutrition criteria checker tool

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Healthier, more sustainable catering: information for commissioners

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Healthier, more sustainable catering: information for those involved in purchasing food and drink

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Dietary reference value (DRV) tool for developing menus

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Detail

Catering guidance

Principles document, adults toolkit and older people toolkit

This guidance outlines the principles we used to write the advice and toolkits.

Information for commissioners

Advice for people who commission food and catering services, to help ensure their service provides both health and sustainability benefits and meets government standards.

Information for those involved in purchasing food and drink

Advice for people who buy food, drinks and ingredients to help ensure that their service provides both health and sustainability benefits and meets government standards.

Supporting tools

PHE’s quick guide to healthy eating messages

Government healthy eating messages, to help you engage others and spread the word.

Dietary reference value (DRV) tool

An Excel tool to help you identify and meet the nutrient needs of those you cater for.

Government buying standards for food and catering services (GBSF) checklist

This checklist will help you identify any changes needed to your current procurement and service process, to meet GBSF criteria

The nutrition checker tool

The nutrition checker tool allows you to check purchases and service against the GBSF nutrition criteria.

The What Works Well Recipe Hub

PHE has worked with the School Food Plan to produce the What Works Well Recipe Hub. This resource shows over 100 recipes across the school day that meet the school food standards whilst also meeting the required nutrition criteria of the GBSF.