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Healthy Eating in Schools: A Guide to Implementing the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008

DescriptionA guide to implementing the nutritional requirements for food and drink in schools (Scotland)regulations 2008.
ISBN9780755958306
Official Print Publication DateSeptember 2008
Website Publication DateSeptember 17, 2008

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Contents

Foreword

1 Introduction
• Importance of improving the nutritional quality of school food
• Brief outline of the new nutritional standards for food and drink in school lunches and outwith the school lunch
• Types of schools and occasions in schools where the regulations do and do not apply

2 Nutrient standards for school lunches and evening meals in school hostels
• Description of statutory nutrient standards for school lunches
• Key differences between the new nutrient standards for school lunches and Hungry for Success

3 Food standards for school lunches and evening meals in school hostels
• Interpretation of the food standards:
- Fruit and Vegetables (Standard 1)
- Oily Fish (Standard 2)
- Variety of Extra Bread (Standard 3)
- Oils and Spreads (Standard 4)
- Deep-fried Foods (Standard 5)
- Table Salt and Other Condiments (Standard 6)
- Confectionery (Standard 7)
- Savoury Snacks (Standard 8)

4 Drink standards for schools
• Interpretation of the drink standards:
- Plain water
- Milk
- Milk drinks and drinking yoghurts
- Soya, rice or oat drinks
- Tea and coffee
- Fruit juice and vegetable juice
- Fruit/vegetable blends
- Combinations of water and fruit and/or vegetable juice

5 Practical guidance on foods not covered by the standards for school lunches
• Guidance on foods, not covered by the Regulations, which need to be taken into consideration to design healthy balanced school meals

6 Standards for food outwith the school lunch
• Interpretation of standards for food outwith the school

7 Practical guidance on foods not covered by the standards for food outwith the school lunch
• Ethos of the health promoting school

8 Summary of the food and drink standards across the school day
• Table of the food and drink standards across the school day

Annex
• Information on energy and nutrients ( Annex 1)
• Step-by-step guide on how to select savoury snacks that meet the specified criteria ( Annex 2)
• General guidance on food for religious faiths and beliefs ( Annex 3)
• References ( Annex 4)