Emma Seith

Meals ‘make a mockery’ of obesity target efforts

Expert calls for transparency as inspectors skewer unhealthy options served to pupils

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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 ...

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