Category: nutrition

2019 Blog – from Scotland’s Deputy First Minister
March 14, 2019March 13, 2019
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2019 Blog – from Scotland’s Deputy First Minister

As thousands of children and young people prepare to enjoy school meals across the country, it’s worth taking a moment to think about who has made the meal in front of them, what they like about it and where it has come from. International School Meals Day 2019 is a welcome opportunity to reflect, share...

2018 – Underbank Primary School, Scotland
March 15, 2018March 15, 2018
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2018 – Underbank Primary School, Scotland

International School Meals Day was a huge success at Underbank Primary School. Their Pupil Council carried out a survey to find out what everyone’s favourite meals were and then the top three meals were served for ISMD. As the school says: ‘School meals fuel learning.;’

2018 Blog – Sharon Hodgson MP – Shadow Minister for Public Health, England
March 15, 2018March 15, 2018
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2018 Blog – Sharon Hodgson MP – Shadow Minister for Public Health, England

In the week of International School Meals Day, I didn’t think that I would have to stand in the House of Commons and argue that children from low-income working households need access to free school meals. This comes after the Conservative Government at Westminster consulted on introducing a £7,400 cliff-edge for families on Universal Credit,...

2018 – Som Rong primary school, Siem Reap, Cambodia
March 15, 2018March 15, 2018
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2018 – Som Rong primary school, Siem Reap, Cambodia

A dish and spoon are not usually the first things that come to mind when thinking about the contents of a typical schoolbag. But for the children of Som Rong primary school in Siem Reap, Cambodia, a dish and spoon take pride of place every day beside their books and stationary. Each morning they line...