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 http://www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk/childrens-food-trust/schools/school-food-standards/resources/advice-on-buying-healthier-food-and-ingredients/