Publication - Impact assessment

Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020: equalities impact assessment

Published: 8 Apr 2021
Directorate:
Learning Directorate
Part of:
Children and families, Education
ISBN:
9781800049079

An equalities impact assessment carried out for the Nutritional Requirements for food and drink in schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020 to ensure that impact on protected characteristics was considered as part of the development of the Regulations.

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Contents
Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020: equalities impact assessment
Stage 3: Assessing the impacts and identifying opportunities to promote equality

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Stage 3: Assessing the impacts and identifying opportunities to promote equality

Having considered the data and evidence you have gathered, this section requires you to consider the potential impacts - negative and positive - that your policy might have on each of the protected characteristics. It is important to remember the duty is also a positive one - that we must explore whether the policy offers the opportunity to promote equality and/or foster good relations.

Do you think that the policy impacts on people because of their age?

Age

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.

Advancing equality of opportunity

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice..

Promoting good relations among and between different age groups

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.

Do you think that the policy impacts disabled people?

Disability

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation

Y

Section 85 of the Equality Act 2010 requires that schools and education authorities must not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil in the way it affords access to a benefit, facility or service.

This would require that schools and education authorities must take account of the dietary needs of pupils who must follow special diets as a result of their medical condition when they are planning their school menus, to ensure that all pupils have access to healthy and nutritious food which meets the requirements set out in the 2020 regulations.

Advancing equality of opportunity

Y

Section 85 of the Equality Act 2010 requires that schools and education authorities must not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil in the way it affords access to a benefit, facility or service.

This would require that schools and education authorities must take account of the dietary needs of pupils who must follow special diets as a result of their medical condition when they are planning their school menus, to ensure that all pupils have access to healthy and nutritious food which meets the requirements set out in the 2020 regulations.

Promoting good relations among and between disabled and non-disabled people

Y

Section 85 of the Equality Act 2010 requires that schools and education authorities must not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil in the way it affords access to a benefit, facility or service.

This would require that schools and education authorities must take account of the dietary needs of pupils who must follow special diets as a result of their medical condition when they are planning their school menus, to ensure that all pupils have access to healthy and nutritious food which meets the requirements set out in the 2020 regulations.

Do you think that the policy impacts on men and women in different ways?

Sex

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.

Advancing equality of opportunity

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.

Promoting good relations between men and women

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.

Do you think that the policy impacts on women because of pregnancy and maternity?

Pregnancy and Maternity

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.

Advancing equality of opportunity

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.

Promoting good relations

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice..

Do you think your policy impacts on transsexual people?

Gender reassignment

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.

Advancing equality of opportunity

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.

Promoting good relations

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.

Do you think that the policy impacts on people because of their sexual orientation?

Sexual orientation

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.

Advancing equality of opportunity

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.

Promoting good relations

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.

Do you think the policy impacts on people on the grounds of their race?

Race

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.

Advancing equality of opportunity

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.

Promoting good race relations

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.

Do you think the policy impacts on people because of their religion or belief?

Religion or belief

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination

Y

There is a provision made under Section 85 of the Equality Act 2010 which states that a school or education authority must not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil in the way it affords them with access to a benefit, facility or service.

This would require that schools and education authorities must take account of the dietary needs of pupils who follow any religion or faith where particular dietary requirements are observed when they are planning their school menus, to ensure that all pupils have access to balanced and nutritious food which meets the requirements set out in the 2020 regulations.

Advancing equality of opportunity

Y

There is a provision made under Section 85 of the Equality Act 2010 which states that a school or education authority must not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil in the way it affords them with access to a benefit, facility or service.

This would require that schools and education authorities must take account of the dietary needs of pupils who follow any religion or faith where particular dietary requirements are observed when they are planning their school menus, to ensure that all pupils have access to balanced and nutritious food which meets the requirements set out in the 2020 regulations.

Promoting good relations

Y

There is a provision made under Section 85 of the Equality Act 2010 which states that a school or education authority must not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil in the way it affords them with access to a benefit, facility or service.

This would require that schools and education authorities must take account of the dietary needs of pupils who follow any religion or faith where particular dietary requirements are observed when they are planning their school menus, to ensure that all pupils have access to healthy and nutritious food which meets the requirements set out in the 2020 regulations.

Do you think the policy impacts on people because of their marriage or civil partnership?

Marriage and Civil Partnership[3]

Positive

Negative

None

Reasons for your decision

Eliminating unlawful discrimination

Y

This policy supports children and young people's health and wellbeing through the provision of balanced and nutritious food. It will ensure that food and drink served in schools, at all times of the day, remains closely aligned with the Scottish Dietary Goals and continues to be based on up to date scientific evidence and dietary advice.


Contact

Email: lyndsey.fogg@gov.scot