Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) and the Children’s Food Trust have teamed up to help school caterers make sense of the ever-changing school meals environment. They share a common goal to create a generation of well-fed, healthy, forward-thinking children who will change the world for the better.
Together they’ve produced a guide for school caterers that will help them meet the school food standards while offering simple tips to start them on their journey to achieving one of the Children’s Food Trust new awards. They’ve also created a selection of recipes that school caterers can use when developing a menu that meets the School Food Standards in England.
The salesforce at UFS has been trained by the Children’s Food Trust to guarantee they’re delivering exactly what school caterers need while ensuring they’re kept bang up-to-date on how the different food standards impact school caterers across the UK. The training has also equipped the team with the knowledge to help school caterers meet legislation on allergens and Ofsted requirements.
James Allred, channel marketing manager at Unilever Food Solutions, said: “We’re 100% committed to supporting the Children’s Food Trust in its quest to make every meal a great meal for children and young people. And we’re proud to support the relaunch of their awards programme which gives school caterers the chance to showcase their commitment to children’s nutrition. The awards not only focus on good food that children are encouraged to eat they’re about the work that goes on behind the scenes by caterers and teachers to tirelessly encourage children to eat a balanced meal.”
Linda Cregan, CEO of Children’s Food Trust, adds: “We’re on a mission to get every child eating well – because when children eat better, they do better, and that means they’re better placed to achieve their full potential. We share UFS’ commitment to raise the profile of school caterers because they’re at the very heart of getting children excited about what it means to eat well and to enjoy good food. What children learn about school will stay with them for life, so it’s a powerful way to improve our nation’s health.”