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Healthy eating in schools: guidance 2020

Published: 10 Feb 2021

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

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Healthy eating in schools: guidance 2020
Footnotes

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Footnotes

1. National Diet and Nutrition Survey Rolling programme Results from Years 1-4 (combined) for Scotland (2008/09-2011/12)

2. Scottish Health Survey 2019

3. Body Mass Index of Primary 1 Children in Scotland, School Year 2018-19

4. National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP) 2019: NHS National Services Scotland

5. The Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008 will be replaced by the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) regulations 2020 on 8 April 2021

6. A School is "health promoting" if it provides activities and an environment which promote the physical, social, mental and emotional health and wellbeing of pupils in attendance at the school Standards in Scotland School's etc. Act 2000

7. Hungry for Success, Scottish Executive: 2003

8. The Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008 will be replaced by the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) regulations 2020 on 8 April 2021

9. Scottish Dietary Goals: March 2016, The Scottish Government

10. Curriculum for Excellence: Education Scotland

11. Better Eating, Better Learning: The Scottish Government, March 2014

12. Scottish Health Survey Report 2019

13. Taken from the NHS portion guide

14. Main Lunch Item means:

  • Traditional lunches e.g. roast dinner, lasagne, vegetable curry
  • Sandwiches/baguettes/panini/salad boxes for example tuna salad baguettes
  • Other lunch options e.g. baked potato, pizza

15. Scottish Health Survey 2019

16. Taken from the NHS portion guide

17. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coma-reports

18. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sacn-salt-and-health-report

19. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sacn-dietary-reference-values-for-energy

20. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sacn-carbohydrates-and-health-report

21. The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) was set up in the year 2000 to replace he Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA). The SACN is a committee of scientific experts that provide advice to the Food Standards Agency and Health Departments and Directorates across the United Kingdom.

22. Estimated Average Requirement

23. Weighted 51% male and 49% female

24. For children aged 5 to 11 years

25. Reference Nutrient Intake for 7-10 years

26. For 7-10 years

27. Estimated Average Requirements

28. Weighted 51% male and 49% female, 52.8% 11-14 years and 47.2% 15-18 years

29. For adolescent aged 16 to 18 years

30. Reference Nutrient Intake for 15-18 year old males or females (highest value used)

31. Reference Nutrient Intake for 11-14 and 15-18 year old males and females (average value used)

32. For 11+ years


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