Cityserve to cut sugar by nearly a third in a year

Cityserve to cut sugar by nearly a third in a year

Cityserve has announced an ambitious plan to cut the amount of sugar in school by nearly a third over the next year.

It hopes to reduce sugar in schools – added sugar stocked on top of those in meals – by 30% per child over the next 12 months through menu development, product replacement and a nutritional education programme.

The education catering division of Birmingham City Council currently serves around 60,000 school meals across the city and already adheres to the school food standards yet wants to go further.

“As part of a review of our school stock reports, we found that while some schools are managing their larders very well with less than half a dozen kilos of sugar ordered per year, others exceeded this, prompting the question ‘can we reduce our sugar usage in every school?” said Dale Wild, head of service at Cityserve.