The government is committed to improving children’s oral health, particularly in deprived areas.
The new School Food Standards came in to force from January 2015. These standards have been widely welcomed, but since then new advice on sugar and nutrition has been published.
Therefore, the Department for Education, supported by Public Health England, will update the School Food Standards in light of revised government dietary recommendations. The update will be comprehensive on reducing sugar consumption and will be coupled with detailed guidance to caterers and schools, so they are well prepared to adapt to the changes.