1 Jan, 2015

New rules for healthy school dinners

BBC News | EDUCATION & FAMILY | Jan 1 2015

New rules for school meals in England will come into force next week, at the beginning of the new term.

Meals must include one or more portions of vegetables or salad every day and no more than two portions of fried foods or pastry-based foods each week.

The rules promote drinking water and limit fruit juice servings to 150ml.

The new regulations are mandatory for local authority schools, new free schools and schools that convert to academy status.