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The Requirements for School Food Regulations 2014

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Regulation 3

SCHEDULE 2SCHOOL LUNCH REQUIREMENTS

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Starchy food

1.  One or more portions of food from sub-group A1 must be provided every day.

2.  A type of bread from sub-group A2 must be available every day.

3.  Three or more different foods from sub-group A1 must be provided every week, but this requirement will not be met if the different foods are provided in a single portion.

4.  One or more of the portions of food from sub-group A1 that is provided every week must be wholegrain.

Fruit and vegetables

5.  One or more portions of food from sub-group B2 (vegetables) must be provided every day.

6.  One or more portions of food from sub-group B1 (fruit) must be provided every day.

7.  A fruit-based dessert with a content of at least 50% fruit measured by volume of raw ingredients must be provided two or more times every week.

8.  Three or more different foods from sub-group B1 (fruit) must be provided every week, but this requirement will not be met if the different foods are provided in a single portion.

9.  At least three different foods from sub-group B2 (vegetables) must be provided every week, but this requirement will not be met if the different foods are provided in a single portion.

Meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein

10.  A portion of food from group C must be provided every day.

11.  A portion of meat or poultry must be provided on three or more days every week.

12.  Oily fish must be provided once or more every three weeks.

13.  A portion of non-dairy sources of protein must be provided on three or more days every week.

Milk and dairy

14.  A portion of food in sub-group D2 must be provided every day.

Foods high in fat, sugar and salt

15.  Savoury crackers or breadsticks which are served with food groups B or D may be provided as part of a school lunch.

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