Date lodged: 13 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how nutritious school meals impact on attainment.
Answered by: John Swinney 21 June 2018
It is well established that nutrition has a key role to play in children’s health and wellbeing and that the lack of a healthy, nutritious diet and enough to eat can impact on children’s ability to learn.
That is why this Government introduced nutrition standards for school lunches. A working group has recently reviewed those standards and new guidelines have been produced which are now being consulted upon.