Quality statement 2: Nutritional information at the point of choosing food and drink options
- Quality statement
- Quality measures
- What the quality statement means for local authorities and NHS organisations
- What the quality statement means for children and young people and their parents or carers
- Source guidance
- Definitions of terms used in this quality statement
- Equality and diversity considerations
Children and young people, and their parents or carers, see details of nutritional information on menus at local authority and NHS venues.
Providing details about the nutritional content of food will allow children and young people (and their parents or carers) 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 used by children and young people provide details about the nutritional content of menu items.
Children and young people (and their parents or carers) selecting meals in catering facilities in local authority and NHS venues have information on the nutritional content of meals to help them choose.
Obesity (2006) NICE guideline CG43, recommendation 188.8.131.52
Obesity: working with local communities (2012) NICE guideline PH42, recommendation 9
Preventing type 2 diabetes: 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 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 children and young people with sensory impairment.