Certain Food Banned From School Menus

UK - Dozens of fatty foods, fizzy drinks and puddings are to be banned from school menus by the government in an effort to tackle obesity.

Burgers, chicken nuggets and turkey shapes with more than 10% fat will be on a “blacklist” that aims to transform the eating habits of schoolchildren.

There will also be restrictions on chips, sticky puddings and ice cream. They will only be served once a week instead of three or four times as in many schools at present.

The cafeteria-style system currently used in many secondary schools will be phased out because it allows children to “pick and mix” to avoid healthy foods.

Schools will instead be required to provide complete menus, ensuring pupils receive a more balanced diet. So a typical secondary school lunch might include beef curry, brown rice and lentil dahl, followed by fruit salad and crème fraîche, washed down with milk.

Source: The Times
calendar icon 6 September 2005
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