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Health schools – A focus on food

School food
After the publication of the School Food Plan, new food standards are being introduced. Helen Frostick explains how her school ensures healthy eating and food education is an engaging experience for their pupils.

School food is high on the agenda again. Last year, announcements were made that all children aged five to seven are to qualify for the free school meals from September 2014. 

The Blair government had already brought in free fruit and vegetables for infants and Jamie Oliver of course took the issue of turkey twizzlers, childhood obesity and the potential positive messages that could be instilled in pupils via schools to the government and national recognition. 

The government has committed millions to help schools increase the up-take of free school meals and to ensure that healthy breakfasts are available for thousands of children to prevent them from starting the day hungry.

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