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Valuing school food

EatWellSchool food matters - both what children eat and what they learn about. That is why the Scottish Government has invested so heavily in school food over the last decade starting with Hungry for Success in 2003, then the Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act 2007 and the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008.

These measures are supported by the inclusion of food and health as one of the six areas that make up health and wellbeing within Curriculum for Excellence and the recent publication of Better Eating, Better Learning – A New Context for School Food in 2014. This guidance sets school food in a strategic context and recognises the potential impact it has beyond health and wellbeing, to the environment and economy and therefore the long term prosperity of Scotland. School food needs to be credited as a substantial financial and ethical investment which supports young people into adulthood.

Better Eating, Better Learning - to support the implementation of Better Eating, Better Learning we have created an online pfd guide to getting started along with a range of resources which will be added to in the coming months.  The guide and supporting materials can be found here

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