Healthier school food
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It’s really important that we ensure
that school meals have got the highest nutritional value for young people
within Scotland but we need to make sure we’re keeping pace with developments
and I’m consulting on some changes suggested by a technical working group
that have looked very closely at what we need to do to school meals to improve
their effectiveness for young people. The consultation proposes reducing the
amount to sugar that’s involved in school meals within Scottish
schools, it also argues for an extension to the availability of fruit and
vegetables as part of the meals that are available and also the the structuring
of a correct balance between red and processed meats and other foods as part
of a balanced diet. Now what we’ve got to do is make sure we consult widely and
engage widely with a range of different stakeholders to make sure that these
messages can be taken forward.

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