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The Healthy Eating in Schools (Nutritional Standards and Requirements) (Wales) Regulations 2013

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Regulation 6

SCHEDULE 4NUTRITIONAL STANDARDS FOR LUNCH IN MAINTAINED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

1.  In this Schedule—

“average school lunch” (“cinio ysgol cyfartalog”) has the meaning given by paragraph 2 (1);

“group of schools” (“grŵp o ysgolion”) means two or more schools providing education for the same age range of pupils and which, where the schools provide secondary education, are either all co-educational, all boys’ single sex or all girls’ single sex;

“non-milk extrinsic sugars” (“siwgrau anghynhenid nad ydynt yn deillio o laeth”) means any sugar which is not contained within cell walls, except lactose in milk and milk products; and

“nutrient” (“maethyn”) means any substance listed in Table C.

2.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the average school lunch for a school or a group of schools must be calculated in accordance with the following formula:—

Where—

  • “A” is the total amount of energy and nutrient content provided in all school lunches served in the course of a school week;

  • “B” is the estimated number of school lunches served to pupils during that school week; and

  • “C” is the number of days in the school week.

(2) A group of schools must use the formula in sub-paragraph (1) where school lunch provided at each school in the group is the same.

3.  The average school lunch must provide—

(a)an amount of energy which must be either the figure shown in Table C or within 5% of that figure;

(b)no more than the maximum amounts of fat, saturated fat, non-milk extrinsic sugars and sodium shown in Table C; and

(c)at least the minimum amount of all other nutrients shown in Table C.

TABLE C

NutrientMinimum or MaximumSchool lunch provided in primary schoolsSchool lunch provided in secondary schools
Co-educationalSingle Sex Girls’Single Sex Boys’
Energy (kilo calories)+/- 5%530646577714
Total fat (grams)Max20.625.122.527.8
Saturated fat (grams)Max6.57.97.18.7
Total carbohydrate (grams)Min70.686.17795.2
Non-milk extrinsic sugars (grams)Max15.518.916.920.9
Fibre (grams)Min4.25.24.65.7
Protein (grams)Min7.513.312.713.8
Iron (milligrams)Min34.44.43.4
Zinc (milligrams)Min2.52.82.72.8
Calcium (milligrams)Min193300240300
Vitamin A (micrograms)Min175245210245
Vitamin C (milligrams)Min10.5141414
Folate (micrograms)Min53707070
Sodium (milligrams)Max499714714714

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