Chartwells have exceeded a 20% sugar reduction before Public Health England’s deadline of 2020 with the launch of their Autumn Winter 2019 menu. It hasn't stopped there... Chartwells continue to work towards a healthier menu as part of their 2020 Health and Wellbeing Strategy. With 1 in 3 children deemed overweight or obese by the time they leave Primary School, it is more important than ever that we promote healthy eating habits in our children and play our part through nutrition education and the menus we serve our young customers. Today, children are consuming far too much sugar, with half of this intake being from soft drinks and unhealthy snacks, such as cakes and biscuits.
1. Reformulation of popular recipes to reduce total sugar content
2.Reduction in portion sizes of high sugar items staying within the school food standards portion guidelines
3.Working with suppliers to reduce sugar content in ingredients
4.Analysing menus year on year to ensure reduced sugar content
5.Increasing the number of fruit-based desserts on the menu
6. Raising awareness of sugar consumption through a range of nutrition education initiatives