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DGE Quality Standards

The English versions of the DGE quality standards can give professionals worldwide suggestions for designing sustainable catering and serve as a model.

DGE Quality Standards in English Language

The DGE quality standards for catering in daycare centers, schools, companies, clinics as well as with "meals on wheels" and in senior citizen facilities are now available in English. As a measure of relationship prevention, the implementation of the DGE Quality Standards contributes to the creation of fair nutrition environments and was recently named by the Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) as a promising measure for reforming German nutrition policy.

The English versions of the DGE Quality Standards can provide professionals worldwide with ideas for designing sustainable catering as well as serve as a model. They are available under the following titles and can be downloaded free of charge as PDFs from the websites of the five lifeworlds and the DGE:

The DGE quality standards support those responsible in communal catering in the design of a health-promoting and sustainable catering offer. Scientifically founded and at the same time practical, the criteria listed therein describe an optimal catering situation, which each facility or each food provider can approach step by step and at their own pace. Thus, the DGE quality standards are an instrument for the development of catering quality and at the same time the basis for DGE certification.