The SUGARWISE catering mark on school menus means that the menus provide options that are low in “free sugars”. These are sugars and sweeteners that need to be limited in the diet and are contributors to childhood obesity and tooth decay.
These guidelines are for any school caterer that is interested in demonstrating their commitment to free sugar reduction:
Breakfast/After School Clubs: 3.8g per portion or 19g per week
Snacks/Baking/Birthdays: No more than 19g per week
Lunch: No more than 5.7g free sugars per portion or 28.5g per week
(all quantities averaged over the week)
“No free sugars” days can be highlighted using the SUGARWISE logo.
According to the World Health Organisation, “free sugars”, which are sugars added to food as well as sugars naturally present in honey, fruit juice and syrup, should be limited to no more than 5% of daily calorie intake. These rigorous standards have been calculated to ensure that all children receive no more than 5% of their calories from free sugars in line with public health guidelines. The inclusion of SUGARWISE days, incorporating no free sugars, can give caterers more flexibility with per portion guidelines for special events and is reflective of natural eating behaviour.
Please contact us using the below form to register your interest in our Catering Mark: