Today, the government published its Levelling Up white paper, which includes a number of exciting school food policy reforms.
These reforms, which include a commitment to oversee compliance with school food standards, come after many months of campaigning from School Food Matters, BiteBack 2030 and The Food Foundation, supported by Impact on Urban Health - together forming theSchool Food Review working group.
Founder and Chief Executive at School Food Matters, Stephanie Slater, said:
“After two years of disruption in schools, it is great to have some good news to celebrate. We’re delighted that the government has recognised that reform is urgently needed to help schools, caterers and parents successfully navigate the school food system. Mandatory reporting allows for continuous improvement, will enable us to shine a light on great school food and identify any barriers to success so that no child misses out on good nutrition at school.”