Eating out should still be a treat for consumers when they want it to be and we dont want to change this, said UFS managing director Tracey Rogers. Chefs have a lot of influence upon consumers diets, so its important that they understand their position and use their skills to add healthier twists to our favourite dishes.
The launch of the World Menu Report follows Unilever Food Solutions Ambu-lunch campaign, which encouraged chefs to slice just 24 calories from their dishes.
Currently, 25% of adults are classified obese and that figure is expected to rise to 50% by 2025. In Spring this year, the Government announced a calorie reduction pledge to reduce the nations calorie intake by five billion calories a day. The likes of Compass, Beffeater, Subway and Nestle have all signed up, as well as Unilever. UFS believes that if every chef shaved 24 calories per meal, the foodservice industry could make a huge impact on that pledge.