Education and Skills
Robert Goodwill (Whip, Whips; Scarborough and Whitby, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the impact of the introduction of guidelines on deep-fried products in school meals on school children's diets.
Parmjit Dhanda (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Skills; Gloucester, Labour)
The Department has not made such an assessment.
The School Food Trust will have preliminary findings related to changes in the provision of school food available later this year. However, it will not be possible to separate the impact of the food-based standard related to deep-fried products from the other food-based standards. Preliminary results on children's consumption will be available in 2009 (for primary schools) and in 2010 (for secondary schools).