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The canteen menu is changing, here is what will now be served in France

In school or company canteens, the food served has already been used. well changed in a few years. And new things are coming!

According to a Ifop survey in partnership with the SNRC, 46% of French people use collective catering services whether at home or abroad; at school or in business. The majority has a good image of this catering system (69%). Go to the canteen is in fact mainly perceived as "a moment of conviviality" and "a practical and quick solution for lunch".  Even its qualitative and diversified aspect; was é underlined by 74% of respondents.

Collective catering establishments have made real efforts in recent years to offer more quality products. This is what the government notes, which sent a report to Parliament on the application of the supply objectives set & ;agrave; collective catering " by the Égalim law of 2018. This report was unveilé not the site Public life. If it has been attested that collective restaurants purchase more "sustainable and quality products", the objective of 50% of their purchases dedicated to &agrav; this type of product is far from being reached: 27.5% in 2022. This figure still represents ;#39;an increase of 4.5% compared to the previous year. the previous year. This quantity of sustainable products includes 13.1% organic products.

The canteen menu is changing, here is what will now be served in France

There are variations depending on the sector: it is in administration that the rate of supply of quality products is higher. is the highest with 35% of "sustainable and quality products" on average. Conversely, it is at its lowest in health establishments, with only 15%. In education, it is in primary school that quality products are available. are the most present, with 42.8%. However, it then decreases until higher education: the average for the school environment is thus at 100%. 28.9%.

What will the canteen look like in 2024, 2025 and then ? For the years to come? come, the objective is always 50% sustainable and quality products. Organic products should in particular be more incorporated into menus in schools or universities where there are many people. the goal is to reach 20% of such foods. With the requirement of 60% durable and quality products for meat and fish, listed from January 1, 2024, these dishes could be served more in canteens. Fair trade products could also arrive, to comply with the new specifications.

This willé to advance the quality Collective catering obviously has a cost. According to the report, the average additional cost would be between thirty and sixty-seven cents per meal, depending on the sector. For schools for example, the average cost of a meal is around 2 euros, so this represents an average increase of 20% of this price.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116