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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
Annex A: Definitions

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Annex A: Definitions

Free sugar means:

  • all sugars in table sugar, honey, sucrose, glucose and glucose syrups and lactose or galactose added to foods (including whey powder);
  • all sugars in drinks including sugars naturally present in fruit and vegetable juices and the fruit and vegetable component of smoothies, and sugars in milk substitutes but not lactose naturally present in milk or in products containing milk; and
  • all sugars in fruit and vegetable purees and pastes, including jam and preserves, and products made from extruded fruit or vegetables, (but not the sugars integrally present in the cells of foods such as fruit and vegetables, including in dried, stewed or canned fruit).

Total sugars means:

  • all sugars including free sugar, the sugars naturally present in milk and the sugars integrally present in the cells of foods such as fruit and vegetables, including in dried, stewed or canned fruit.

Red meat means:

  • Beef, goat, lamb, pork and venison, and offal from the sources of such meat.

Red processed meat means:

  • Red meat that has been preserved through salting, curing, smoking or adding preservative but does not include red meat to which ingredients such as eggs or breadcrumbs have been added.

No added sugar lower fat milk drinks means:

  • Lower fat milk drinks containing no more than 0.5g of free sugar per 100ml, no more than 5g of total sugar per 100ml and no more than 1.8ml of total fat per 100ml.

No added sugar lower fat drinking yoghurts means:

  • Lower fat drinking yoghurts containing no more than 0.5g of free sugar per 100ml, no more than 5g of total sugar per 100ml and no more than 1.8g of total fat per 100ml.

Lower fat milk means:

  • Milk containing no more than 1.8g of total fat per 100ml.

Calcium enriched milk alternatives means:

  • Calcium enriched milk alternatives containing no more than 1.8g of total fat per 100ml and no more than 0.5g of total sugar per 100ml.

Sugar free soft drinks means:

  • Sugar free soft drinks containing no more than 0.5g of total sugar per 100ml and no more than 150mg of caffeine per litre.

Contact

Email: Lyndsey.Fogg@gov.scot