The new school food standards
This is an exciting day for SFM as we worked hard with the School Food Plan to ensure that standards remained and would be mandatory in all schools.
From June 2014, all schools, including academies and free schools will need to comply and those academies not covered by legislation will be asked to sign a voluntary agreement. The new standards are clear and concise and with the guidance notes will help schools deliver nutritious and delicious school meals. You can find out more on the School Food Plan website. The new school food standards are here.
In other news ...
Department for Education has published its guidance on the Covid Summer Food Fund. Lots of helpful information and a few more questions from us!
Many food campaigners were feeling a little anxious about the future of universal infant free school meals with government finances being stretched to the limit and a looming spending review.
School Food Matters is proud to sign a letter urgently seeking clarity on the status of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, which has been suspended since March 2020.