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

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Regulation 7

SCHEDULE 5DRINKS PROVIDED IN MAINTAINED SCHOOLS

Table D

The requirements in Table D apply to drinks provided in maintained primary and secondary schools and maintained nursery schools.

(1) Product(2) Nursery schools(3) Primary schools(4) Secondary schools(5) Mandatory Requirement for product(6) Discretionary requirement for product
ingle drinks
Plain water (still or carbonated)Drink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.Drink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.Drink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.No added substances.None.
Plain milkDrink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.Drink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.Drink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.

No added substances.

Milk provided in nursery schools must be whole milk or semi-skimmed milk.

Milk provided in primary and secondary schools must be semi-skimmed milk or skimmed milk.

None.
Fruit juice or vegetable juice (still or carbonated)Drink permitted only as part of school breakfast or school lunch and if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.Drink permitted only as part of school breakfast or school lunch and if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.Drink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.No added substances other than a substance listed in column 6.Sugar may be added to fruit juice, other than any prepared from grapes or pears, but only for the purpose of regulating acidic taste in an amount (expressed as dry matter) not exceeding 15 grams per litre of juice(1).
Plain soya, plain rice or plain oat drinksDrink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.Drink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.Drink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.No added substances other than a substance in column 6.May contain added calcium.
Combination drinks
Fruit juice or vegetable juice combined with plain water (still or carbonated)Drink permitted only as part of school breakfast or school lunch and if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.Drink permitted only as part of school breakfast or school lunch and if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.Drink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.

Must contain a minimum of 50% fruit juice or vegetable juice.

No added substances other than a substance in column 6.

May contain colours, flavourings and other additives such as preservatives, antioxidants and stabilisers in accordance with the relevant European Union Regulations defined in regulation 2 of these Regulations.
Fruit juice or vegetable juice combined with plain milk or plain yoghurt.Drink not permitted.Drink not permitted.Drink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.

Milk must be semi-skimmed or skimmed.

Milk or yoghurt must be at least 50% milk by volume.

No added substances other than a substance in column 6.

May contain colours, flavourings and other additives such as preservatives, antioxidants and stabilisers in accordance with the relevant European Union Regulations defined in regulation 2 of these Regulations.

May have less than 5% added sugar or honey added.

May contain vitamins and minerals.

Fruit juice or vegetable juice combined with plain soya, plain rice or plain oat drinks.Drink not permitted.Drink not permitted.Drink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.

Must contain a minimum of 50% soya, rice or oat drink by volume.

No added substances other than a substance in column 6.

May contain colours, flavourings and other additives such as preservatives, antioxidants and stabilisers in accordance with the relevant European Union Regulations defined in regulation 2 of these Regulations.

May have less than 5% added sugars or honey added.

May contain vitamins and minerals.

Flavoured milk, yoghurt or soya, rice or oat drinks.Drink not permitted.Drink not permitted.Drink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.

Milk must be semi-skimmed or skimmed.

Milk or yoghurt or soya, rice or oat drink must be at least 90% by volume.

No added substances other than a substance in column 6.

May contain colours, flavourings and other additives such as preservatives, antioxidants and stabilisers in accordance with the relevant European Union Regulations defined in regulation 2 of these Regulations.

May have less than 5% added sugars or honey added.

May contain vitamins and minerals.

Blended drinks
A drink made singly or in combination with a blend or puree of fruit, vegetables, fruit juice or vegetable juice.Drink permitted only as part of school lunch and if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.Drink permitted only as part of school lunch and if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.Drink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.No added substances other than a substance in column 6.A blended drink may contain colours, flavourings and other additives such as preservatives, antioxidants and stabilisers in accordance with the relevant European Union Regulations defined in regulation 2 of these Regulations.
Hot drinks
Tea or coffeeDrink not permitted.Drink not permitted.Drink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.No added substances other than a substance in column 6.May contain semi-skimmed or skimmed milk.
Hot chocolateDrink not permitted.Drink not permitted.Drink permitted if it satisfies the requirement in column 5.

Must be made with plain water, or plain milk (semi-skimmed or skimmed) or plain soya, plain rice or plain oat drink.

Drink must not exceed 250ml in volume.

No added substances other than a substance in column 6.

May contain vitamins and minerals.

May have less than 5% added sugars or honey added.

(1)

As permitted by paragraph 3(a) of Schedule 3 to S.I 2003/3041(W.286)(as amended by S.I. 2011/700 (W.107)).

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