This report from UK NGO Eating Better finds that 80% of UK public sector caterers surveyed - including schools, healthcare and universities - have committed to reducing meat content in their menus, with 83% increasing the amount of beans and pulses they offer. 60% have been using more meat replacement products, 60% said they were using less pork and processed meat, and 56% said they were reducing or removing meat-based dishes from the menu cycle. Over 20% of caterers say they are using more chicken in their dishes. The changes are attributed primarily to concerns about climate, health, nature and animal welfare.
Read the full report, Public sector caterers’ progress towards serving less and better meat, here. See also the TABLE explainer What can be done to shift eating patterns in healthier, more sustainable directions?