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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-02267: Brian Whittle (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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.