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School food standards

This section interprets the standards and what they mean for school food

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The nutrient-based standards
Information and support introducing the Government's nutrient-based standards for school lunches.
 
Food-based standards
The food-based standards
Information and support for the food-based standards for school lunches and food other than lunches.
 
Other important information
Other important information
This section interprets the standards and explains what they will mean for school food.
 
Early years
Early years
Our Eat Better, Start Better project helps young children to eat well. We do this by working with families and everyone involved in early years health and education.
 
FAQs
FAQs
Here are the answers to the most common questions that the Trust has received.
 
Do the school food standards apply to my school?
Do the school food standards apply to my school?
The standards apply to some schools and can be used as best practice for others. Which is which? - find out more here.
 
How can I ensure that my school meals are healthy?
How can I ensure that my school meals are healthy?
We’ve developed national standards, backed by the Government - find out more here.
 
Do you have any healthy recipes for schools, caterers or families?
Do you have any healthy recipes for schools, caterers or families?
A collection of the of menus and recipes on the Trust's website - find out more here.
 
Food standards, nutrition and recipe resources
Food standards, nutrition and recipe resources
Resources and practical advice to support the Government's standards for school lunches.