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Explanatory Notes Healthy Eating in Schools (Wales) Measure 2009

Section 4: Requirements for food and drink provided on school premises etc.

5.This section is based on the current section 114A of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, which is brought into the Measure so that all the relevant legislation about nutritional standards in schools is dealt with in one piece of primary legislation.  It continues to empower Welsh Ministers to make regulations to prescribe requirements applicable to food and drink provided on the premises of any maintained school.  Regulations may also be made in relation to food and drink provided by the local authority or governing body elsewhere to pupils registered at the school.  The requirements will not, however, apply to packed lunches.

6.It also adds, in subsection (2), a power to specify maximum levels of fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar in food and drink provided for pupils.

7.It also includes a requirement for Welsh Ministers to ascertain the views of pupils and others before making regulations under this section.

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