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Better Eating, Better Learning - A New Context for School Food, 06/03/14 [S]

The Scottish Government has published refreshed guidance to support schools, local authorities, caterers, procurement departments, parents, children and young people to work in partnership to make further improvements in school food and food education.

The guidance has been developed by an expert working group in close partnership with COSLA and outlines the following:

  • All food served in schools should promote healthy eating
  • School meals should champion fresh, local, seasonable produce
  • Caterers and teaching staff should collaborate on food education to improve the diets of children and young people
  • Everyone involved in school food provision should understand the need for inspiring menus which take into account nutrition, health and environmental impacts
  • Feedback from children and young people should inform school food and education
  • All staff involved in school food provision and food education should have the opportunity to undertake professional training in food, health, and the environment.
The guidance, which is accompanied by a self-evaluation tool, covers: Food and Health; Food and Learning; School Food and Drink Provision; the Dining Experience; Sustainability through Food; Training and Support and; Communication and Engagement.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Better eating, better learning - a new context for school food

Better Eating, Better Learning - A New Context for School Food- Self-Evaluation Tool

Scottish Government news release