COOL FOOD Pro is an Interreg funded project led by the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO) and supported by UK partners Soil Association and PECT, and French partner Maison de la Bio.
The project aims to increase sustainability, food security and public well-being through public and private sector catering across the France (Channel Manche) England Programme area.
The project will develop a free, low-carbon web app for caterers, to measure the real time progress of their CO2 savings. It will be supported by a customised program for roll-out in schools, canteens, hospitals, and workplaces.
As a result, the project seeks to promote long lasting change through the purchase of organic, local and seasonal produce, the reduction of food waste and packaging and the introduction of plant-based meals, supporting the Soil Association’s focus on the climate impact of food.
32 catering sites will test and evaluate the low carbon web app, resulting in:
- 1000 tonne reduction in CO2
- 50,000 members of the public having low carbon, sustainable, healthy options
- 30g reduction in food waste per plate of food
- €1m savings over the 2- year project
Project budget - €1,206,993
ERDF amount - €832,825