FSS have published a series of seven sector specific Healthier catering | Food Standards Scotland guides to support food businesses to make small, simple changes to the food and drinks they serve to make it healthier. There is also a guide specifically for improving children’s menus.

The aim is to help OOH businesses take steps to buy, prepare, promote and serve healthier food as part of their reopening and recovery. When made on scale, these steps could make a positive contribution to the diet of the nation.

The guides provide advice on general healthier catering and children’s menus, as well as sector-specific tips for Chinese restaurants and takeaways, chip shops, Indian restaurants and takeaways, Italian restaurants, pizza shops, and sandwich shops.

The guides also promote the use of MenuCal | Food Standards Scotland the freely available tool that enables businesses to calculate the calories in their food offerings for menu labelling purposes and helps them manage their legislative requirements for allergens.