Nutritional requirements for food and drink in schools: consultation

Closed 29 Aug 2018

Opened 4 Jun 2018

Results updated 14 Jun 2019

Food and drink in schools: consultation analysis report

In 2017, the Scottish Government established a technical working group with representation from NHS Health Scotland, Education Scotland, Food Standards Scotland and others. Their report and final recommendations are published online.

The Scottish Government accepted all of the recommendations from the Technical Working Group.

A public consultation on school food regulations took place in 2018. 1,359 responses were received, 1,280 from individuals and 79 from organisations.

Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.




This consultation aims to secure thoughts and views on the proposed amendments to the Nutritional Requirements for food and drink in schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008 which set nutritional requirements for school meals in Scotland. The proposed amendments will take the nutritional requirements closer to the Scottish Dietary Goals.

Why your views matter

We are seeking thoughts and views on how the proposed amendments will effect food and drink served in Scottish schools.

Download the consultation paper.


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