Quality statement 2: Nutritional information at the point of choosing food and drink options
Adults see details of nutritional information on menus at local authority and NHS venues.
Providing details about the nutritional content of food will allow people to make an informed choice when choosing meals. This information will help people achieve or maintain a healthy weight by enabling them to manage their daily nutritional intake.
Local authorities and NHS organisations ensure that their venues provide details about the nutritional content of menu items.
Adults selecting meals in catering facilities in local authority and NHS venues such as hospitals, clinics and leisure centres have information on the nutritional content of meals to help them choose.
Obesity prevention (2006) NICE guideline CG43, recommendation 18.104.22.168
Obesity: working with local communities (2012) NICE guideline PH42, recommendation 9
Type 2 diabetes prevention: population and community-level interventions (2011) NICE guideline PH35, recommendation 8
This includes details on the calorie content of meals as well as information on the fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar content. If the nutritional value of recipes is not known, ingredients should be listed and cooking methods described.
[Adapted from expert consensus and Type 2 diabetes prevention (NICE guideline PH35), recommendation 8]
Information needs to be available in a variety of languages and formats to ensure that it is accessible to people of all ages and meets the needs of the community. Nutritional information should be available in a variety of formats appropriate to the target audience. The format of this information should be suitable for people with sensory impairment.