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New guidance overview Pictures taken from School Food Trust website: School food standards September 2007
A revised guide to the Government’s new food-based standards for school lunches (Sept 07) Guide to the new food-based standards for food other than lunches (Sept 07). Revised Parents Guide What is new?
More Fruit and Vegetables No change in standard for school lunch (no less than one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables or salad must be available per day per child, a 50% fruit-based dessert twice per week must be provided in primary schools) In addition to the portion of fruit and vegetables at lunchtime, fruit and vegetables must be provided in any outlet on the school premises where food is available. It will still be necessary to meet the fruit and vegetable standard, however the 50% fruit-based dessert standard for primary schools will no longer apply.
Meat, Fish and other non- dairy sources of protein No change in standard for school lunch (a food from this group must be provided on a daily basis, fish must be provided once per week in primary and twice a week in secondary. Of that fish, oily fish must be at least once every 3 weeks. Red meat twice a week in primary and three times a week in secondary) No, this does not apply across the whole school day It will still be necessary to comply with the oily fish standard (Once per 3 weeks)
What this food group includes.. Fresh, frozen, canned meat, poultry and fish, ham and bacon, eggs, (nuts), dried pulses and beans (other than green beans) and soya products Vegetarian sources of protein: lentils, chick peas, kidney beans, tofu, lima beans, (nuts) In primary schools, dairy products (e.g. cheese are an acceptable source of protein) Fish: includes cod, haddock, plaice, coley, halibut and hake, (pollock) Oily fish: fresh, canned or frozen salmon, sardines, pilchards, mackerel, herring and fresh or frozen tuna (not canned tuna)
Starchy food Yes, fat or oil must not be used in the cooking process on more than three days in any week across the school day Yes, fat or oil must not be used in the cooking process on more than three days in any week across the school day, and bread without added fat or oil must be provided daily No change in standard for school lunch
A food from this group must be available daily Bread with no added fat must be provided on a daily basis Fat or oil should not be used in the cooking process on more than three days in any week For every day that a starchy food cooked in fat or oil is provided, a starchy food not cooked in fat or oil must also be provided)
Drinking Water No change in standard for school lunch YES
Healthier drinks Expansion on guidance for healthier drinks… Drinks are now categorised into: Plain drinks Combination drinks YES NEW!
Healthier drinks NEW! Plain drinks: Plain water (still or carbonated) Skimmed/Semi-skimmed milk Fruit or vegetable juice Plain soya, rice or oat drinks Plain yoghurt drinks It is recommended that drinking milk is made available as an option daily Note: whole milk may be provided to pupils to the end of the school year in which they reach 5 years of age
Healthier drinks NEW! Combination drinks: Combinations of fruit/vegetable juice with: a) Water b) Milk c) Plain soya, rice or oat drink Combinations of milk (skimmed/ss), plain yoghurt or plain soya, rice or oat drinks must have at least 50% (milk/yoghurt/soya etc) by volume and be no more than 5% added sugars/honey. They may contain vitamins and minerals Combinations of water and fruit/vegetable juice must contain at least 50% juice, and no added sugar and may contain vitamins or minerals. Tea, Coffee Hot chocolate (no more than 20kcal per 100ml)
List of permitted drinks See guidance booklet: Page 30 (School lunches) Page 24 (Food other than lunch) …to see list of allowed preservatives, antioxidants, fortificants etc..
Milk and Dairy food No change in standard for school lunch (Dairy food must be available at lunch daily.. Includes milk, cheese, yoghurt (fresh and frozen), fromage frais and custard. Not butter and cream) No No, When the nutrient-based standards are adopted this FBS is no longer required..but meeting the Calcium requirement will be..
No Confectionary No change in standard for school lunch Yes, confectionary should not be provided at any time of the school day where food is made available Yes, this will still be in place.
No Confectionary Includes: Chocolate and chocolate-coated products, chocolate ices/ice-cream Sweets (mints, boiled, chewing gum, toffee etc even if sugar-free) Cereal bars: (chewy or crunchy bars, processed fruit bars, sugared, dried, yoghurt or chocolate-coated fruit) Excludes: Cocoa powder used in chocolate cakes, combination drinks made with milk, yoghurt and dairy equivalents, or low calorie hot drinking chocolate).
Salt and Condiments - restricted No salt shall be available to add to food after cooking *Condiments may only be provided in sachets OR in portions of no more than 10 grams (1 teaspoonful)* YES NEW!
Snacks - Restricted No snacks may be provided except nuts, seeds, fruit or vegetables with no added salt, sugar or fat. *Savoury crackers or breadsticks can only be served with fruit or vegetables or dairy food as part of school lunch* Yes, snacks will be restricted to those listed only Yes, this standard will still be required NEW!
Deep-Fried Food - Restricted No change in standard for school lunch (no more than two portions per week, including those that are flash fried in manufacturing process) Yes, only two deep fried items can be served in a single week across the school day Yes, this standard will still be in place
NEW! Meat Products – Categorised and Restricted Meat products (manufactured and homemade) are now categorised into four groups and may be provided no more than once per fortnight if they: Meet the legal minimum content in the Meat Products Regulations 2003 Are not economy burgers Contain none of the prohibited list of offal Group 1: Burger, hamburger, chopped meat, corned meat Group 2: Sausage, sausage meat, link, chipolata, luncheon meat Group 3: Individual meat pie, meat pudding, melton mowbray pie, game pie, scottish/scotch pie, pasty, pastie, bridie sausage rolls Group 4: Any other shaped or coated meat product
Meat Products – Categorised and Restricted Yes, only one of the meat products from each of the four groups listed may be provided no more than once per fortnight across the school day Yes, this standard will still be in place
The new standards for foods other than school lunch covers: Breakfast Mid-morning break services Vending Tuck shops After school snacks and meals (Up to 6pm)
Why are the Food-based standards now across the whole day? Promoting consistency in the message to pupils Supporting the work of the catering team Delay to ease roll out Exemptions Parties or celebrations to mark religious/cultural events Fundraising events Rewards for achievement (although recommended to use non-food items or healthy food) Food used in teaching food prep and cookery skills Food bought in on an occasional basis by parents or pupils
Fruit and vegetables much be available at all school food outlets Healthier drinks (info as before) No confectionary Snacks – restricted No cakes and biscuits (only at lunchtimes) Standards for: Starchy foods cooked in oil (3/week) Deep fried products (2/week) Meat products (1 of each category/2 weeks)..apply across food in the whole school day Overview of the standards
Cakes and biscuits Can only be provided at lunchtimes Includes: manufactured bought in products and homemade tray bakes made in the kitchen. Bread type products: e.g. bagels, currant and fruit bread, crumpets, teacakes, English muffins (usually lower in fat and sugar) are permitted across the school day/lunchtimes. Scones: a minefield.. Do not include for now! Examples of other permitted foods for breaktimes: Baguettes, pitta bread and wraps, pizza slice, omelette, paninis, toasted sandwiches, quiche, soup..
What about ice-cream? Ice cream and ice lollipops are permitted under the food- based standards, with the exception of those containing chocolate or other confectionery. The SFT suggest choosing real dairy ice cream, which contains calcium, or even frozen yoghurt as a healthier alternative. Ice cream cones count as biscuits so these can only be served at lunchtimes. The food-based standards do not specify maximum sugar or fat content. However, the nutrient-based standards (2008/9) will restrict the amount and frequency that these items can be served at lunchtimes.
What can I serve? See lists of foods that can be served, are restricted and prohibited in the guidance booklet