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Healthy School Food

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Summary

Mike Baker and Sheena McDonald discuss the government's latest initiatives to encourage healthy eating in schools.

They look at new nutritional standards for school meals as well as the introduction of compulsory food technology in schools where facilities are available.

Shadow schools minister Nick Gibb argues that while he supports the government's school meals policy, food technology should not be compulsory, but extra-curricular.

Michael Nelson of the School Foods Trust explains why the new nutritional standards and the encouragement of cookery in schools will ensure a healthier generation of young people.

Barbara Hearn from the National Children's Bureau expresses her hopes that this generation will be able to pass on their cookery skills onto their parents at home.

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