Free School Meals: Nutrition:Written question - 170689

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Asked on: 05 September 2018
Department for Education
Free School Meals: Nutrition
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To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the nutritional content of free school meals.
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Answered by: Nadhim Zahawi
Answered on: 10 September 2018

All local authority maintained schools must comply with the School Food Standards. Academies and free schools are also required to comply with the standards via their funding agreements, with the exception of a proportion founded between 2010 and 2014 that we expect to comply voluntarily. All food served in these schools, including free school meals, must comply with these school food standards. The standards ensure that food provided to pupils in school is nutritious and of high quality, promotes good nutritional health in all pupils, protects those who are nutritionally vulnerable and promotes good eating behaviour.

The department has not held any recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the nutritional content of free school meals.

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