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UK: New Bill includes standards on food in schools

Schools to ban fizzy drinks and chocolate

Britain’s Education and Inspections Bill requires governing bodies and local authorities to comply with healthy eating regulations in the provision of “all food and drink provided on the premises” of state schools. It gives ministers power to ban specific types of food and drink from schools and states that the rules will apply “to food or drink provided by contractors under arrangements made with LEAs or governing bodies”.

Read more: Times Online 3 March 2006

Key points of the education bill

Key points of the Bill include

  • nutritional standards applied to school meals
  • councils can offer free meals to all if they wish

Read more: BBC news, 15 March 2006


Published on February 28, 2006 in International news