Your school food standards: requirements
The Requirements for School Food Regulations 2014 introduced standards for school food into law, and specify which types of food and drinks should be served at school and how often.
Who do they apply to?
These regulations are compulsory for:
- All maintained schools
- Certain academies depending on when they were opened (check your funding agreement)
If your school is an academy that doesn't have these regulations covered in its funding agreement, you're only expected to comply with them.
What meals are covered?
The standards cover all food and drink your school provides pupils on and off school premises up to 6pm.
- School lunches
- Breakfast clubs
- Tuck shops
- Mid-morning breaks
- Vending machines
- After-school clubs
Lunches provided to other people on your school's premises must also meet these standards.
However, these standards don't apply to