Jamie Oliver may find this difficult to digest…

The government has teamed up with the celebrity chef to set new targets for reducing pupil obesity, but Scottish schools are not even meeting existing strict standards for food and drink

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Last week, first minister Nicola Sturgeon met celebrity chef and healthy school meals campaigner Jamie Oliver, and together they announced a new goal to halve child obesity rates by 2030. But a Tes Scotland investigation has revealed that the food served in Scottish schools is already failing to meet strict nutritional standards set by the government.

When scrutinised by Education Scotland’s health and nutrition inspectors, school food has been shown to be below standard more than half the time. Since 2012, in the 340 inspections that have also examined food quality – from snacks in tuck shops ...

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