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Primary Education: Nutrition

Volume 473: debated on Wednesday 12 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what procedures are in place to monitor nutritional standards in primary schools. (192332)

As part of their regular inspections of schools Ofsted expect schools to present evidence about their general approach to food and healthy eating and will report any issues which arise out of self-assessment or as a result of their inspection visit.

Our aim is that all schools will have attained Healthy School status, or be working towards it, by 2009. One of the success criteria is healthy eating and, as part of this, schools will need to show adherence to the new standards.