« back to encyclopedia search results
Nutrition in Schools
Over 3 million meals are served in British schools every day in England and Wales, while on 2004 figures, in England around 15.6% of children were entitled to free school meals, as were 18.1% of Welsh pupils.
In many cases, this would be their main meal of the day, so the future health of British children can be affected by their diet at an early age.
It is therefore very important that a balanced diet is provided within our schools. A very good free download from The Caroline Walker Trust gives expert guidance on how this can be provided. Entitled 'Standards for School Food' it is available on www.cwt.org/publications.html (http://www.cwt.org/publications.html)