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School Meals

Volume 975: debated on Monday 3 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will set up a special unit to monitor the nutritional levels of schoolchildren in regions where the school meals service will be reduced.

The committee on the medical aspects of food policy already has a sub-committee on nutritional surveillance, which has initiated a number of surveys to study the nutrition of schoolchildren. These surveys are continuing and the committee will be asked to consider whether the present programme should be extended to monitor the possible effects of any change in the pattern of provision of school meals by education authorities.