A delicious way to make a difference

Cool Food Meals

Create a buzz with your commitment to the climate with the Cool Food Meals badge. It’s a simple, effective and exciting way of communicating to consumers the dishes on your menu that are climate friendly.

What makes a Cool Food Meal?

What is a Cool Food Meal?

Cool Food Meals have a low carbon footprint, already meeting the level of food-related emissions the World Resource Institute’s research say we need meals to have by 2030. Cool Food Meals are a simple and delicious way for you to help the planet.

Cool Food is run by the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research non-profit organization that builds solutions to urgent environmental challenges.

How is a Cool Food Meal identified?

Using an ingredients list, WRI calculate a dish’s carbon footprint by analyzing the agricultural supply chain and land used to produce the meal. If the carbon footprint falls below an established per-meal threshold and meets nutritional standards, it is certified as a Cool Food Meal. In the United States, the threshold for breakfasts is 3.81 kg CO2e/portion and for lunches and dinners it is 5.71 kg CO2e/portion. Learn more about the details of our Cool Food Meals identification process in the FAQs or read our technical note here.

What if I don’t serve meals?

You can still support the Cool Food Meals cause by becoming a Cool Food Meals Ambassador. Our Cool Food Meals Ambassador programme allows food manufacturers to feature their climate-friendly products in complete meals which can then be badged Cool Food Meals.

Want Cool Food Meals on your menu?

How we support you

Full pack of assets and detailed guide to activate Cool Food Meals on your menu. COMING SOON.

A compelling badge that is not just a pretty face. Read the science behind the smiley.

Connect into an active social media community.

Have questions?

We’ve got answers. Have a look at our FAQs about Cool Food Meals.