COSLA RESPONSE TO OBESITY ACTION SCOTLAND PRESS RELEASE

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “A great deal of work has been done to improve the standards of school meals over the years and the 2014 joint COSLA and Scottish Government guidance ‘Better Eating, Better Learning’ contributes to both improving school food as well as the education children and young people receive about food and its contribution to health and wellbeing.

“Regulations set out nutrient standards for school meals based on scientific knowledge and local authorities continually work to improve the nutrition and variety offered. Local authorities and schools are uniquely placed to make a positive contribution towards improving health through providing nutritious food during the school day and the knowledge to enable children, young people and families to make healthy choices at home. At the end of the day Scotland’s councils are committed to providing the best possible school meals and do the best job that they can within the resources they have at their disposal.”

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Wed, 19/04/2017 - 16:00