Chapter 1. Schools

  1. Maria Cross and
  2. Barbara MacDonald

Published Online: 12 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301663.ch1

Nutrition in Institutions

Nutrition in Institutions

How to Cite

Cross, M. and MacDonald, B. (2009) Schools, in Nutrition in Institutions, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301663.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405121255

Online ISBN: 9781444301663

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Keywords:

  • UK schoolchildren health;
  • school meal provision history upto 2001;
  • children's diets prior to nutritional standards introduction;
  • 2001 National nutritional standards;
  • monitoring the 2001 standards;
  • nutritional adequacy and meeting standards;
  • children's dietary choices;
  • Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and nutritional standards;
  • non-government initiatives for improving food in schools;
  • target nutrient specifications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The health of UK schoolchildren

  • A history of school meal provision to 2001

  • Children's diets prior to the introduction of nutritional standards in 2001

  • The 2001 national nutritional standards

  • Monitoring the 2001 standards

  • Nutritional adequacy and meeting standards

  • Children's dietary choices – post introduction of 2001 nutritional standards

  • Nutritional standards in Scotland

  • Nutritional standards in Wales

  • Nutritional standards in Northern Ireland

  • Government initiatives to improve the diets of children

  • Non-government initiatives to improve food in schools

  • The run up to the 2006 food-based standards and 2008/09 nutrient-based standards

  • Interim food-based standards for school lunches

  • Food-based standards for all other school food and drink

  • Nutrient-based standards

  • Final food-based standards

  • Diverse diets and special dietary needs

  • Target Nutrient Specifications

  • Monitoring the new standards

  • Current system of meals provision

  • Catering contracts

  • Catering staff

  • Expenditure

  • Procurement of school meals

  • Free school meals

  • The lunch box

  • Food and cooking in the national curriculum

  • School food – post new standards

  • Determinants of choice

  • Diet and behaviour

  • Good practice

  • School meals in Europe and the US

  • Discussion and conclusion