Friday, 12 September 2008

School Food Trust

In the wake of Jamie Oliver's series on school dinners, the School Food Trust was established to improve school food and the education of children with regards to eating. At about the same time a lot of our students suddenly developed an interest in doing research into school meals (!), so the School Food Trust website has been invaluable in providing information and research in this area.

Recently the Trust have released two new reports which may be of interest. The Provision of School Food in 18 Countries has an international focus, and looks at how school meals in the UK compare to those on offer abroad, as well as comsidering issues such as funding, catering providers and dining environments. Also new is The Link between Child Nutrition and Health, which is effectively a literature review of UK research in this area.

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