Food Active welcomes improvements to the Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services

Food Active welcomes improvements to the Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services

Today Food Active has submitted a response welcoming the Government’s proposed changes to the Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services.

The consultation is part of the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2, which was published last June. Whilst this consultation was severely delayed. we thank the Government for the opportunity to provide our feedback on the proposed changes to nutrition standards within the framework.

We believe that healthier procurement across public sector organisations has a key role to play in tackling the nation’s obesity crisis, along with introducing restrictions to promotions on less healthy food and drink, advertising on less healthy food and drink across all types of media platforms and mandating calorie labelling in the out of home sector – all measures that have been consulted on, but yet to find out the end result.

To read our response to the consultation, follow the link below.

Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Consultation: Food Active Response

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