Healthy eating in schools: guidance

A guide to implementing the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008.


1 Gregory et al. National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Young People Aged 4-18 Years. London, The Stationery Office, 2000.

2 Bromley et al. The Scottish Health Survey 2003. The Scottish Executive, 2005.

3 Sheehy et al. Survey of sugar intake among children in Scotland. Food Standards Agency, March 2008.

4 Merrett et al. National Dental Inspection Programme of Scotland - Report of the 2005 survey of P7 children. Scottish Dental Epidemiological Co-ordinating Committee, 2006.

5 The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition ( SACN) was set up in the year 2000 to replace the 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.

6 The recommended maximum amounts of salt set be SACN for children aged 7 to 10 years is 5g per day (2g of sodium) and for children aged 11 years and over it is 6g per day (2.4g of sodium).

7 Links to these documents can be found on the Scottish Government website at:

8 Scottish Health Survey, 2005

9 Health Behaviours of School Age Children Study, WHO Collaborative Cross-National 2001/02 Survey

10 A link to this document can be found on the Scottish Government website at:


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