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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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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Healthier and more sustainable catering: checklist

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Catering guidance

Nutrition principles

This document outlines the scientific principles we used to develop the toolkits.

Adults toolkit and older people toolkit

Guidance and practical tips to help all those involved in providing food and drink for adults and older people choose, cook and serve healthier more sustainable food and drink successfully.

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

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

Healthier catering checklist

This checklist provides a series of questions to help you compare your food and drink provision against our catering guidance, and signposts to specific elements of our guidance for further information.

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.

Published 12 February 2014
Last updated 28 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated catering guidance with additional tools and references.
  2. Updated catering guidance with additional tools and references.
  3. First published.