Tasty and sustainable meals
We have created a family of sustainable meals that combine nutrition, sustainability and Better Tomorrow Plan commitments – these meals taste good, are good for you and for the environment. All of the sustainable meals will follow four main principles:
Balanced - made up for 2/3 vegetables, pulses and grains
- Meat is no more than a third of each meal
- Fruits and vegetables are seasonal
- Meat and fish are certified and sustainable
Crafted with healthier ingredients
- All grains are wholegrains
- Sugar and salt are added sparingly
- Kitchen and plate waste are minimised
- Sustianable meals come at no extra cost
By adopting these principles, we believe our chefs can create meals that are balanced, healthy, nutritious, sustainable, innovative and delicious, impacting positively on the health of people and the planet.
To hear more about the principles and the issues we are trying to address, take a look at our animation film below:
Progress to date
During the academic year of 2015 we piloted a set of 10 Green & Lean meals in 8 independent schools over a two month period. From this experience we learned how to prepare the new meals, which were all adapted from existing recipes, and how to ensure that a reduced quantity of meat didn’t result in a less tasty meal. We also learned how to market and communicate the Green & Lean message and how to ensure that the changes we made didn’t compromise their appeal. From November 2016 we will be delivering Green & Lean meals to all of our independent schools in Great Britain and will be monitoring the demand for the meals and using the volumes produced to track their carbon footprint.