Healthy eating in schools: supplementary guidance

Additional guidance on diet and nutrition for children and young people with additional support needs.


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 2008

Provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland. It is essential for the Scottish Government's forward planning, for identifying gaps in health services provision and for identifying which groups are at particular risk of future ill-health.

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

4 Stewart L (2003) Development of the nutrition and swallowing checklist: a screening tool for nutrition risk and swallowing risk in people with intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability; 28: 117-187

5 Harriet H. Cloud; Role of school food service in providing nutrition for children with special needs. Topics in Clinical Nutrition 1994;9(4):47-53

6 American Dietetic Association position statement (2003). Providing Nutritional Services for infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities and special needs. Journal of American Dietetic Association 2004:104(1)-97-101.

7 Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition (Scotland) Act 2007. Statutory guidance issued by the Scottish Government which makes health promotion a central purpose of schooling. 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.

8 Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008. The Regulations form part of the wider health promoting schools approach set out in the Act and work, as a whole, across the school day. They cover food and drinks that are sold or served in local authority and grant-aided schools in Scotland.

9 Scottish Government (2008). Healthy Eating in Schools - a guide to implementing the nutritional requirements for food and drink in schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008. This guidance is intended to help those who are involved in providing food and drinks in schools to implement the Regulations. It explains the nutritional requirements in the Regulations and provides guidance on how to comply with them. The guidance also makes recommendations on other practical aspects not covered by the Regulations.

10 Nutritional Guidance for Early Years - food choices for children aged 1-5 years in early education and childcare settings. Nutritional guidance for early education and childcare settings for children aged 1-5. Scottish Executive, Edinburgh, 2006.

11 Scottish Executive (2003). Hungry for Success: A Whole School Approach to School Meals in Scotland. Final Report of the Expert Panel on School Meals.

12 School Food Trust (2009). A practical guide to adopting a whole school approach to food in special schools.

13 British Society for Disability and Oral Health and the Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons of England (2001) Clinical Guidelines and Integrated Care Pathways for the Oral Health care of People with Learning Disabilities. These guidelines focus on oral health care and how it can be improved through an integrated care approach. They target a wide audience and should be of use to all those concerned with the health and welfare of people with learning disabilities.

14 D'Anci KE et al. Hydration and cognitive function in children. Nutrition Reviews 2006;64:457-64

15 The Caroline Walker Trust (2007). Eating Well: children and adults with learning disabilities. Nutritional and practical guidelines.

16 Catherine Orr (1999), Mouth Madness: Oral Motor Activities for Children. The Psychological Corporation, USA. This manual features games, rhymes, and manipulative tasks to help preschool and primary school children with hearing impairment, oral dyspraxia, and articulation problems.

17 Lori Ernsperger & Tania Stegen-Hanson (2004). Just take a bite - Easy effective answers to food aversions and eating challenges! Future Horizons Incorporated, USA.

18 Scottish Government (2010) Guidance on partnership working between allied health professions and education. A guidance document to support improved partnership working between education and allied health professions services.

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