Healthy eating in schools: guidance 2020

Statutory guidance supporting the implementation of the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020.

Annex C: Advice on the use of sweeteners

All intense and non-caloric sweeteners that are used in the UK and EU undergo a rigorous safety assessment by the European Food Safety authority (EFSA).

While sweeteners are safe for consumption, their use in school food and drink should be carefully considered to ensure that we do not simply replace sugary products with sweetened products that continue to teach children's and young people's palates to expect sweet tasting food and drink and may lead to them making less healthy choices outside of school.



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