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Food Standards

The new legislative standards for school lunches aim to provide children and young people with food choices that contain essential nutrients and replace those foods high in fat, salt and sugar.

The New Standards Main Features
Food-based standards
for all school food.
Limits some foods and prohibits the sale of confectionery and savoury snacking items.
Nutrient based standards for school lunches. (Supported by new food based standards) Sets out in detail the required nutrient levels children should be receiving from the school lunch menu cycle.

There is more information about these standards on the Children's Food Trust website.

The NHS Choices web site Living Well has information for pupils and their families about food that's good to eat; food hygiene and safety; and how what you eat has an impact on different life stages, from babies to grandparents.

Birmingham schools' Health Education Service works with all Birmingham schools to promote choices that deliver healthy lifestyles in all respects.