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