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Secondary school food survey 2011

A national survey of school food provision in secondary schools in England, their progress towards meeting national school food standards and the impact on what pupils eat

What is it? A national survey of school food provision in secondary schools in England to assess progress towards meeting school food standards and the impact on pupils’ lunchtime food consumption.
Sample and setting: A nationally representative sample of 11,697 pupils in 80 secondary schools in England was recruited between October 2010 and April 2011 to assess the eating habits of secondary school pupils at mid-morning break (5,728 pupils) and at lunchtime (5,969 pupils). A further 1,823 pupils who brought packed lunches or other food from outside school were also recruited.
Contact details: Jo Nicholas.

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