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Beyond the School Gate - Improving Food Choices in the School Community, 03/06/14 [S]

Beyond the School Gate is a Scottish Government project backed by COSLA and the Scottish Grocersí Federation. It aims to promote ways to encourage children to stay on school premises at lunchtime and eat a healthy meal, and for shopkeepers near schools to think about how they can offer more healthy choices.

New research from Young Scot, carried out for the Beyond the School Gate project, shows that more than half of secondary school pupils buy lunch outside school at least once a week. Of the 938 young people who responded, more than 70 per cent have at least four food outlets in the immediate vicinity of their school. The most common shops visited were large supermarkets (18.6 per cent), small convenience stores (16.6 per cent) and bakeries (14.5 per cent).

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Beyond the School Gate - Improving Food Choices in the School Community

Scottish Government news release