Food served in school canteens or offered outside
of lunch is undergoing constant change under the premise that
allowing children to eat better, healthier food gives them
a better chance in school and life in general.
School food standards are now mandatory, which
means that many schools, apart from Academies, are legally
obliged to comply.
Information and support introducing the Government's
standards for lunches can be found on the Children's Food
The new EU directive (No. 1169/2011) regarding
allergen information comes into force in December 2014 and
will affect all catering and foodservice establishments preparing
food for consumption.