Meals ‘make a mockery’ of obesity target efforts
Expert calls for transparency as inspectors skewer unhealthy options served to pupils
Strict nutritional guidelines for the food served in Scottish schools have now been in place for a decade, and promoting good health and wellbeing is supposed to be the responsibility of every teacher.
But a Tes Scotland investigation has revealed that schools are being rebuked by inspectors for serving deep-fried food too regularly, using “high volumes of processed meat” and serving baked goods for breakfast.
Now, in the week that education secretary John Swinney has launched a consultation on school food and nutrition regulations, experts are calling for the findings of health and nutrition ...