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To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 14 December 2011 (WA 276-7) concerning nutritional standards in academies and free schools, what response they have received from the School Food Trust; and whether, in the light of any such response and of representations recently made by Jamie Oliver and others, they will take steps to require academies and free schools to comply with the guidance applied to all other state schools.
The School Food Trust has now undertaken a qualitative study for the department of the provision of school food in a mixture of established and new academies, including one free school. The study examined the quality of provision in academies and the attitudes and intentions of the sector.
The report on the study, published on
The department wants all pupils to have the opportunity to select a healthy, balanced school lunch. We will therefore consider this new evidence-and that from the trust's Secondary School Food Survey-to determine how best to achieve this policy aim.