Announcement that the co-founders of the LEON restaurant chain are to build an action plan for school food.
School Food Trust research shows that:
- take-up of school lunches is just 38% in secondary schools and 44% in primary schools;
- only 22.5% of schools provide at least one portion of fruit and veg per pupil every day;
- half of secondary schools offer pizzas and starchy food cooked in oil on most days;
- a third of young people are not choosing a healthy balanced meal at school.
Today - the Daily Mail reports that -
Parents who make packed lunches for their children should stop, as it is making them fat, government food advisers warn.
Restaurateurs Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent argue school dinners are healthier than packed sandwiches, crisps and fizzy drinks, in a report to be published next week.
The report will also suggest that take-up must rise to at least 50 per cent to improve nutrition in meals and to save school dinners.