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Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act 2007

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9Food and drink: guidance about sustainable development

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After section 56D of the 1980 Act (inserted by section 3), insert—

Food and drink: guidance about sustainable development

56EFood and drink: guidance about sustainable development

(1)Subsection (2) applies where an education authority—

(a)provide food or drink under section 53(1)(a),

(b)for the purpose of providing food or drink under that section, provide services relating to the provision of the food or drink, or

(c)enter into an agreement for the provision by another person of—

(i)food or drink to be provided under that section, or

(ii)services relating to the provision of the food or drink.

(2)The authority must have regard to any guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers about the application of the principles of sustainable development.

(3)Subsection (4) applies where the managers of a grant-aided school—

(a)provide—

(i)food or drink for pupils in attendance at the school, or

(ii)services relating to the provision of such food or drink, or

(b)enter into an agreement for the provision by another person of—

(i)food or drink for pupils in attendance at the school, or

(ii)services relating to the provision of such food or drink.

(4)The managers must have regard to any guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers about the application of the principles of sustainable development.

(5)Guidance issued under subsection (2) or (4) may, in particular, include guidance about the extent to which the application of the principles of sustainable development may be affected by considerations relating to—

(a)fair and ethical trading,

(b)the places where food or drink is produced or processed..

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