Children's Food Trust Posted 19/03/2015

Top tips to help caterers buy healthier food and ingredients

Schools & caterers are encouraged to use the Government Buying Standards for Food & Catering Services Nutrition Criteria (GBSF) alongside the School Food Standards to help reduce salt, saturated fat and sugar in children's diets.

Children’s Food Trust have published a guide and checklist tool for school caterers to help them to meet the GBSF mandatory nutrition criteria. They have also published a two-page at a glance overview of the GBSF mandatory nutrition criteria and how these relate to the school food standards, a case study and a series of FAQ’s.

To download these documents and access the checklist tool, visit