School Milk

Department for Education written question – answered on 27th April 2016.

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Photo of Jenny Chapman Jenny Chapman Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent representations her Department has received from primary schools on the requirement to make milk available during the school day.

Photo of Jenny Chapman Jenny Chapman Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department has provided to schools on their compliance with the milk requirements of her Department's school food standards.

Photo of Jenny Chapman Jenny Chapman Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of her Department's school food standards on milk consumption in primary schools.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

We have had one piece of correspondence on milk from a school in recent months. The Department does not collect data on the consumption of milk. The revised School Food Standards are effective from 1 January 2015 and designed to be easier to read and implement. A full public consultation on the School Food Standards regulations was held between 6 March and 16 April 2014. All schools were subsequently notified of the guidance through our termly communications with schools. The standards and guidance are available on gov.uk at:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1603/contents/made

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/standards-for-school-food-in-england

http://www.schoolfoodplan.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/School-Food-Standards-Guidance-FINAL-140911-V2C.pdf

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