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school food standards
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The new standards*
Part 1: Food-based stahdards for school lunches
Part 2: Food-based stahdards for all other school
food services
Part 3: Nutrieht-based stahdards for school lunches
Timetable for meeting the new standards
All schools by September 2006
All schools by September 2007 (schools are
recommehded to adopt these from September 2006)
Primary schools by September 2008 at the latest.
$econdary schools by September 2009 at
the latest
What the timetable looks like
What's in this guide?
What does this quide cover? 1
What's all the fuss about? 2
What do the hev stahdards
look like? 4
What does it meah for
school luhches? 6
What does it meah for other
school foods? 8
What about packed luhches? 10
Fresh ideas for packed luhches 11
What parehts ahd carers
cah do to help 14
If you thihk healthy, your
kids thihk healthy 15
Your questiohs ahsvered 16
*These standards apply to all state schools in England
We all want the best for the children in
our lives, whether we are parents or
carers, relatives, guardians or teachers.
Healthier eating is especially important
for children as they grow up. To help
make this happen there is now a push
to make all food in schools healthier.
The good news is that in May 2006,
the Government announced new
standards for school food - these tough
standards are law so it has to happen.
We all know that encouraging most
children to eat healthier is a challenge.
$ome have no idea what a healthy
meal looks like and getting them to
try something different - or even eat
a vegetable with their meal - can be
a struggle.
But, if we all work together these
changes will benebt our children's health.

What does this guide cover?
The School Food Trust has put toqether
this quide for parehts ahd carers. It covers
the ßrst tvo parts of the Coverhmeht's
hev packaqe of stahdards, vhich are food-
based stahdards for school luhches ahd for
all other school food, ihcludihq breakfast,
mid-morhihq break, tuck shops, vehdihq
machihes, ahd after-school clubs. Ih this
quide you'll learh about:
* vhy ve heed the hev stahdards
* vhat they look like ahd vhat it vill
meah for schools
* vhat role you cah play ih all this
* hov to use the hev stahdards to pack
a healthier luhch for your child
We hope you ßhd this quide useful. It's
packed vith ideas ahd tips from experts,
parehts ahd carers, oh helpihq childreh to
eat a more balahced diet. If you vould like
to ßhd out more about the hev stahdards
you cah visit www.schoolfoodtrust.org.uk,
or use some of the useful lihks ihcluded
at the back of this quide.

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What childreh eat plays a vital role
ih their qrovth ahd developmeht.
For some time mahy people have beeh
arquihq that vhat childreh are eatihq
heeds to chahqe, both at school ahd
at other times durihq the day.
The Coverhmeht supports
this viev ahd school food vill
hov be ah example for childreh
to follov. This chahqe is urqehtly
heeded - iust look at the facts!
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Io 700l, o Ib|rd of l7 veor o|ds ood bo|f of l5 veor o|ds were fouod Io
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g|r|s of o|| oges. (5ource: NLN5 (·l8 veors 7000).
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sbows IboI (·l8 veor o|ds eoI |ess Iboo bo|f Ibe recoooeoded '5 o
dov' of fru|I ood vegeIob|es, w|Ib l |o 5 eoI|og oo fru|I oI o||| (5ource:
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Fatty and sugary foods such as crisps,
chocolate and b zzy drinks should be
eaten occasionally rather than regularly.
They are high in energy but contain few

nutrients (they supply 'em
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Children should be encouraged to take
regular daily exercise. This can take
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$o what's the answer?
We know it's not enough to provide
children with healthier choices alongside
foods they usually choose - studies have
shown that the majority will always go
for the latter no matter how hard you
try to tell them about healthier eating -
bad habits are ingrained. All our research
tells us that:
* childreh heed lots of quidahce to help
them put healthier eatihq ihto practice
* educatioh cah help but childreh heed to
be directed tovards the sorts of foods
they heed to eat more of every day
* the foods that childreh see arouhd them
heed to be cohsisteht vith the messaqes
they receive ih class
The hev stahdards take oh board these
importaht lessohs. That's vhy they apply
to all school food services, hot iust school
luhches. Research shovs that cohsisteht
ehforcemeht is hecessary to ehsure
healthier eatihq becomes a learhed
behaviour. It voh't be easy, but for the
sake of our childreh's health ve have
to succeed.
How will the new standards
affect schools?
* healthier foods like fruit ahd veqetables
vill have to be provided more ofteh
* less healthy foods like cohfectiohery,
crisps ahd suqary or sveetehed soft
drihks cah ho lohqer be served or sold
to childreh ih schools at luhchtime from
September 2006 ahd at all other times
by September 2007
* by September 2009 (by September 2008
for primary schools) school luhches
vill heed to meet precise hutritiohal
stahdards, so childreh vill beheßt
from healthier, more balahced meals

More fruit and
vegetables
More oily bsh
Bread
Drinking water
Healthier
drinks
At lunchtime
Þt least ohe
portioh of
fruit ahd ohe
of veqetables
available
every day
Þvailable ohce
every 3 veeks
Þvailable every
day as ah extra
At other times
(including breakfast,
mid-morning
break, tuck shops,
vending machines,
after-school clubs)
Þ variety available ih
all outlets
Why has this standard been introduced?
* To ihcrease childreh's fruit ahd veqetable
ihtake - currehtly mahy eat less thah half
the recommehded '5 a day'
* Fruit ahd veqetables are vital sources
of vitamihs, miherals, ahtioxidahts
ahd ßbre: they also replace less
hutritious foods
* To ihcrease the ihtake of beheßcial
omeqa 3 fatty acids
* So childreh cah ßll up oh starchy food
vhich is a healthier source of calories
thah fat or suqar
* To help childreh svitch to drihkihq
vater ihstead of less healthy suqary
or sveetehed soft drihks
* Water promotes hydratioh ahd has
ho calories
* To promote vater availability ih schools
so childreh do hot have to rely oh taps
ih toilets for a drihk
* Childreh do hot have to pay for tap
vater, so it is a drihk vhich is equally
accessible to all
* To remove suqary or sveetehed drihks
vhich have limited hutritiohal value
ahd cah cause tooth decay
Free, fresh vater to be available
at all times
What do the new standards look like?
This table shows a summary of the key standards which school food will have to meet.
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Ohly plaih vater (still or sparklihq),
skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, pure
fruit or veqetable iuices, soya drihks
ehriched vith calcium, yoqhurt or milk
vith artißcial sveetehers or less thah
5% added suqar, or combihatiohs of
these (artißcial sveetehers or less
thah 5% added suqar permitted ohly ih
combihatiohs cohtaihihq at least 50%
milk or yoqhurt). Þlso tea, coffee, lov
calorie hot chocolate
No
confectionery
No savoury
snacks
No salt;
condiments
restricted
Deep-fried
foods restricted
Meat products
restricted

Cakes and
biscuits
restricted
At lunchtime
No salt oh tables
or at the couhter:
cohdimehts,
e.q. ketchup ahd
mayohhaise, ih
small portiohs ohly
Þvailable as
part of a meal:
cah be bouqht
ih or made
by caterers
At other times
(including breakfast,
mid-morning
break, tuck shops,
vending machines,
after-school clubs)
Not available
Why has this standard been introduced?
* These products tehd to be hiqh ih suqar
ahd calories. Mahy are also hiqh ih fat.
They are hot hutritiohally valuable
* Childreh tehd to choose sveet thihqs
ih preferehce to more hutritious food
- some eveh svap a balahced meal for
sveets or chocolate at luhchtime
* To remove products, such as packets
of crisps, vhich tehd to be hiqh ih fat
ahd salt. These types of shack products,
like cohfectiohery, displace more
hourishihq foods
* To ehcouraqe childreh to eat a balahced
meal at luhchtimes
* To reduce the amouht of salt childreh
eat - most cohsume more thah they heed
* Hiqh salt ihtake ihcreases the risk of
hiqh blood pressure, vhich cah lead to
heart disease
* To cut dovh oh the humber of times
that deep fried food is served ih order
to reduce the amouht of fat childreh eat.
This vill help to cohtrol calorie ihtake
as fat is a very cohcehtrated source of
calories
* To improve the quality of meat ahd
poultry products ih schools
* To cut dovh oh hov ofteh they are
served, as mahy tehd to be hiqh ih salt
ahd fat
* These products tehd to be hiqh ih fat,
suqar ahd calories - ofteh as hiqh as
cohfectiohery - ahd so they are best
eateh as part of a balahced meal
No more thah tvice a veek across all
school food services
Foods such as burqers ahd sausaqe rolls
cah ohly be served ihfrequehtly at luhch
ahd ihfrequehtly at other times, ahd must
meet stahdards for mihimum meat cohteht
No packets of crisps or crisp-like products.
Nuts* ahd seeds vith ho added salt,
suqar or fat are alloved
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No sveets, chocolate, items cohtaihihq
chocolate, cereal bars, processed fruit bars
* Be allerqy avare, see paqe 6 of this quide
$chool caterers will be encouraged to use
healthier recipes and raw ingredients
to provide freshly cooked meals.
This means your children can expect:
* better quality ahd more hutritious food
* less processed food
* healthier, more balahced meals
* better choices
There is huqe ihvestmeht beihq poured
ihto school meals to ehcouraqe childreh to
choose more balahced meals. These should
cohtaih a portioh of both veqetables ahd
fruit, makihq school luhches a qreat choice
for your child. This is especially importaht
ih secohdary schools vhere a packet of
crisps, chocolate bar ahd ßzzy drihk cah
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A Free $chool Lunch - Go for it
If you are on Income $upport or receive certain other benebts (see below),
your child is entitled to a free school lunch. It could be worth around £300
a year to you and your child. If you think that you may be entitled then
we urge you to go for it - just follow the steps below:
$tep 1 - Cather your evidehce toqether (e.q. your Ihcome Support book)
$tep 2 - Cohtact the school secretary ahd talk throuqh your ehtitlemeht ahd
hov best to make ah applicatioh
$tep 3 - Complete the hecessary forms. If you're hot sure vhat to do, ask the
school secretary for help
Do I qualify?
Your child is ehtitled to a free school luhch if you receive ahy of the follovihq:
* Ihcome Support
* Ihcome-based Job Seekers Þllovahce
* Support uhder Part VI of the Immiqraht ahd Þsylum Þct
* Child Tax Credit (but hot ehtitled to Workihq Tax Credit) ahd ahhual ihcome
less thah £14,155
* Cuarahteed £lemeht of the State Pehsioh Credit
For more ihformatioh oh this see
www.parentscentre.gov.uk
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For example, at mid-morning break:
What's IN under the new standards
Foods:
Filled sahdviches, rolls, baquettes,
baqels, pittas ahd vraps
Toasted sahdviches ahd pahihis
Other bread-based items such as toast,
crumpets, £hqlish mufßhs
Breakfast cereals vith lover fat milk
Jacket potatoes, pasta ahd rice salads
Salads ahd veqetable sticks vith dips
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Fruit - all types ihcludihq tihhed (ih iuice)
ahd dried
Combihatiohs of huts*, seeds ahd dried
fruit (vith ho added salt, suqar or fat)
Plaih popcorh
Drinks:
Plaih vater (fresh tap vater, still or
sparklihq bottled vater)
Skimmed or semi-skimmed milk
Pure fruit or veqetable iuices
Soya drihks ehriched vith calcium
Yoqhurt or milk vith artißcial
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Foods:
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Cereal bars
Packets of crisps ahd 'crisp like' products,
e.q. tortilla chips, potato sticks, puffs,
crackers, corh chips, pretzels, breadsticks
Rice crackers, bombay mix, salted popcorh
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biscuits
Drinks:
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Squash/cordials
Sveetehed ßzzy drihks
like cola, lemohade
Sports drihks
Diet drihks
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to pupils from all school food outlets. Although some existing snacks may
have to be dropped, under the new standards there is a huge range of
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eatihq. Þhh ihvolves the childreh ih her
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Any packed lunches provided by your
school (as part of lunch or for school
trips) will have to comply with the
new standards. If your child takes a
packed lunch to school, you can support
these standards by packing a healthy
lunch. Your child's school may have
introduced their own rules about what
can be included in a packed lunch -
check that your child's packed lunch
bts in with this.
What's in your box?
The hevs is hot qood. Þ receht Food
Stahdards Þqehcy survey shoved that
the averaqe packed luhch cohtaihed far
too much fat, particularly the uhhealthy
saturated fat (vhich cloqs up arteries)
ahd up to half the daily limit of salt
(vhich pushes up blood pressure). Ohly
half of packed luhches (52%) cohtaihed
a portioh of fruit or veqetables, ahd ohly
ohe cohtaihed a salad!
Most of the fat came from:
* crisps
* fat spreads
* cheese products
* chocolate bars
* biscuits
Most of the salt came from:
* crisps
* processed meat, e.q. ham
* vhite bread
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* A starchy food to provide energy -
bread (preferably vholeqraih), potatoes,
pasta, rice, couscous, cereals.
* A protein food for growth -
meat, ßsh (particularly oily ßsh
cohtaihihq essehtial omeqa 3 fatty
acids), eqqs, cheese (preferably lover
fat), beahs ahd peas (e.q. houmous)
ahd huts*.
* Fruit and vegetables/salad
for essential nutrients such as
antioxidants, vitamins and minerals -
fresh fruit (vhole fruits or cut up ihto
chuhks), dried, or tihhed ih iuice,
salad ih sahdviches or ih a separate
pot, sticks of carrot, cucumber,
celery ahd pepper, cherry tomatoes.
* A dairy food to provide calcium for
growing bones -
milk or ahythihq made from milk like
cheese, yoqhurt, ahd fromaqe frais.
Lover fat versiohs are eveh better.
* A drink for hydration (and
additional nutrients) -
preferably vater, semi-skimmed milk
or fruit iuice. Smoothies made from
fruit, fruit iuice ahd milk/yoqhurt are
also qood.
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scboo| food bv ooI |oc|ud|og Ibe fo||ow|og
foods |o vour cb||d's oocked |uocb:
- sugorv or sweeIeoed sofI dr|oks
- sweeIs
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- cr|sos
- cereo| bors
KEEP 'EM OUT!
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There are lots of vays you cah keep your
childreh's packed luhches hutritious as
vell as tasty. The examples opposite
are from the Food Stahdards Þqehcy's
vebsite www.eatwell.gov.uk vhere you
cah ß hd more packed luhch mehus. The
vebsite also explaihs hov to ihterpret the
hutritiohal ihformatioh ahd has suqqestiohs
oh portioh sizes for differeht aqe qroups.
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The Leemihq family from Lahcashire
has three youhq sohs. Sam attehds a
villaqe primary school vhile Nathah
ahd Dahiel attehd iuhior school. Mum,
Jo, has ehcouraqed her "picky eaters"
to try hev foods by ihtroducihq them
little by little. She has fouhd fruit pieces
to be easier for the childreh to mahaqe
thah a vhole fruit, ahd she ehcouraqes
them to try tihy portiohs of vhat she is
eatihq for dihher. She also persuades
her youhqer boys to copy their biq
brother's healthy eatihq vith lots of
praise ahd ehcouraqemeht. Fihally,
Jo adds that, "if all else fails there is
alvays persistehce: taste buds do
chahqe over time."
Jo Leeming, Lancashire
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The Tariq family from Surrey has three
childreh at secohdary school. Mum,
Christel says that she ahd her husbahd
alvays eat healthily so the childreh are
more likely to copy them, ahd she alvays
leaves out a bovl of healthy shacks
such as huts*, seeds ahd fruit. Ihvehtihq
hev, tasty ahd healthy shacks has also
challehqed her childreh's perceptioh that
healthy food is borihq, ahd she alvays
ehcouraqes them to try hev thihqs. For
example, frozeh bahaha chuhks make a
qood alterhative to ice cream ahd lollies!
Christel Tariq, $urrey
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* Be allerqy avare, see paqe 6 of this quide
There's a lot that you can do to make
the new school food standards work.
In fact, anything you can do to support
your child on the road to healthier eating
is a good thing.
Here are a fev ideas to qet you started:
* make sure your child khovs you thihk
healthier school food is a qreat move
* ehcouraqe your child to eat a school
luhch - they are far more likely to try
hev foods vhere they cah see their
teachers ahd friehds doihq the same
* be ah advocate for school food
improvemehts vithih your school
commuhity
* if you have time, offer to help your
school make the hecessary chahqes
* make sure the qoverhors ih your school
khov about these stahdards ahd have
ah actioh plah vorked out to make
them happeh
* doh't be afraid to check that the hev
stahdards are beihq met - ahd if hot,
talk to the headteacher or caterer to
vork out hov to put thihqs riqht
* try to sehd your child to school vith food
or drihk that matches the hev stahdards
* if you qive your childreh mohey to spehd
oh the vay to school ehcouraqe them
to buy healthier shacks rather thah the
usual ßzzy drihks, crisps ahd chocolate
or provide somethihq healthy for them
to take
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Of course it's not just about eating better
school meals. There is a lot you can do to
help your children eat more healthily all
the time. Here are a few tips. Why not try
a few and see which ones work for you
and your children?
* ihvolve your child ih plahhihq/shoppihq/
cookihq food - this provides ah
opportuhity to add that extra bit of
ehcouraqemeht
* doh't use sveets as revards - for youhq
childreh try a sticker revard system
* lihk hev foods to a positive experiehce
to help establish hev tastes ahd habits
* small taster portiohs for hev foods are
a qood idea, as researchers say it takes
ah averaqe of 11 'tries' before childreh
vill accept a hev food
* doh't force a child to eat a food - simply
provide healthier choices ahd ho other
optiohs, so childreh learh to eat vhat is
put ih froht of them
* be a role model for healthier eatihq -
if they see you ehioyihq salad ahd fruit
ahd drihkihq vater, they vill too
* ohly buy limited sveet stuff ahd shacks.
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The $chool Food Trust has found that
parents and carers have lots of questions
about how to help their children eat
more healthily. Here are some answers
to the most frequently asked questions.
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food·bosed ood ouIr|eoI·bosed
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be|o Io cbooge cb||dreo's eoI|og
bob|Is bv oox|o|s|og occess Io
beo|Ib|er foods (||ke fru|I, vegeIob|es
ood breod), ood reoov|og Ibe
ovo||ob|||Iv of |ess beo|Ibv foods (||ke
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sugorv or sweeIeoed â zzv dr|oks).
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v|Ioo|o A, v|Ioo|o C ood fo|oIe) IboI,
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orov|de. Jb|s oeoos IboI cb||dreo w|||
be eoI|og beo|Ib|er, oore bo|ooced
oeo|s oI |uocbI|oe.
School Food Trust
Moorfoot
Shefßeld
S1 4PO
vvv.schoolfoodtrust.orq.uk
Tel: 0800 089 5001
£mail: ihfo©sft.qsi.qov.uk
Published Jahuary 2007
This documeht is made vith 55% recycled ßbre from both pre-
ahd post-cohsumer sources, toqether vith 45% virqih £CF ßbre.
Where to bnd more information
The $chool Food Trust is ah ihdepehdeht orqahisatioh set up to make sure
school food is healthier so childreh cah do better. It has lots of advice ahd
ihformatioh oh school food - particularly the hev stahdards vhich are comihq
ih this year. www.schoolfoodtrust.org.uk
The Department for Education and $kills is the qoverhmeht departmeht
respohsible for settihq stahdards for school food ahd school food policy.
www.dfes.gov.uk
The Food $tandards Agency is ah ihdepehdeht qoverhmeht departmeht vith
public health ahd cohsumer ihterests at heart. It is a source of very practical
help oh healthy eatihq, ihcludihq advice oh decodihq food labels ahd ho-hohsehse
advice oh childreh's diets. www.food.gov.uk ahd www.eatwell.gov.uk
The National Healthy $chools Programme has 150 local proqrammes that support
schools to help them achieve healthy schools status. Schools vork oh a rahqe
of ihitiatives ahd activities ihvolvihq healthy eatihq as vell as physical activity,
emotiohal health ahd vellbeihq ahd persohal ahd social health educatioh.
Local Healthy $chools Coordinators cah be cohtacted oh www.lhsp.org
The Food in $chools Toolkit is a practical resource from Healthy Schools coverihq
all aspects of food ih schools ahd ihcludes a specißc sectioh oh healthy packed
luhches. www.foodinschools.org
Other useful websites
British Nutritioh Fouhdatioh www.nutrition.org.uk
Health £ducatioh Trust www.healthedtrust.com
Sustaih www.sustainweb.org
ParehtsCehtre www.parentscentre.gov.uk
British Dietetic Þssociatioh www.bda.uk.com
Carolihe Walker Trust www.cwt.org.uk
Natiohal Coverhors' Þssociatioh www.ngc.org.uk

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