Our Pledge to You
“20% of sugar to be removed from our primary dessert line by 2020”
At Chartwells we have a responsibility to help solve the public health challenges in the UK.
On average, children aged 4- 10 are consuming 60.8g added sugar daily (NDNS, 2006-12), over double the recommendation of 19- 24g with 1 in 3 children deemed overweight by the time they leave primary school. Consuming too much sugar can cause health problems such as tooth decay, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
As advocates of the School Food Plan we strive to offer a menu that includes variety, excitement and nutritious food choices so that children look forward to enjoying their school meals with us every day. We have set ourselves a challenging yet achievable target to reduce the sugar content of our desserts by 20% by 2020 without compromising on flavour or variety. This equates to approximately 51g sugar - a whopping 667g (167 sugar cubes) per academic year!*
Making changes to our recipes to help reduce the sugar content will allow us to offer healthier dessert options to our children thus supporting the government’s recommendations for sugar reduction and more importantly ensuring we provide children with healthy options.