THE Government used School Meals Week to highlight its pledge to improve the quality of school lunches.
The week had a wildlife theme, with chips and beans replaced by Orang-u-Tangy chicken and Monkey Magic banana loaf.
Estelle Morris, the education junior minister, said: "We support national School Meals Week as part of our wider commitment to ensure that all schools provide nutritional meals for their pupils."
A survey found most caterers and headteachers support the Government's plans to introduce standards for school meals. Legislation before Parliament will enable the Education Secretary to set compulsory nutritional requirements.
The Government will issue a consultation paper shortly on what these should be and how they will be implemented.
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