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Nutritional standards for school lunches: A guide for implementation


Health Promotion Agency

Subject Keywords: Government programme to promote healthier food choices for school going children
Set: Obesity
Type: Guideline
Region: Northern Ireland

This publication details the nutritional standards for school lunches which all grant-aided schools must adhere to. As well as explaining why the nutritional standards have been introduced, it offers practical advice on how to implement them. The standards have been produced as part of the governmentメs School food: top marks programme. The programme, launched by the Department of Education, the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and the Health Promotion Agency for Northern Ireland, recognises the important role schools play in contributing to childhood nutrition and in developing childrenメs knowledge and skills in relation to making healthier food choices. There is a poster summarising these Nutritional standards for school lunches and a companion publication, Nutritional standards for other food and drinks in schools: a guide to implementation which details the standards that should apply across the school day. The School food: top marks programme also includes the substantial nutritional resource, School food: the essential guide.



Rights: © Health Promotion Agency
Suggested citation:

Health Promotion Agency. (2009) Nutritional standards for school lunches: A guide for implementation [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 27th May 2018].


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