Schools - health promotion
The Scottish Government's Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 14 March 2007.
- Places health promotion at the heart of schools' activities
- Ensures that food and drink served in schools meets tough nutritional standards set out by Scottish Ministers
- Ensures local authorities promote the uptake and benefits of schools meals and, in particular, free school meals
- Reduces the stigma associated with free school meals by requiring local authorities to protect the identity of those eligible for free school meals
- Gives local authorities the power to provide pupils with healthy snacks and drinks, either at a cost or free of charge
- Requires local authorities to consider sustainable development when they provide food or drink in schools