School Milk

(asked on 24th March 2017) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the role of school and nursery milk in the Government's Childhood Obesity Plan.

This question was answered on 30th March 2017

Where the school food standards apply, milk must be available during school hours and offered free to disadvantaged pupils, and free milk is also available to infants if served as part of their lunch.

As part of the Childhood Obesity Plan, the Government will publish and promote example menus for early year’s settings in England later this year. This will help settings to meet the latest Government dietary recommendations, including the consumption of milk and dairy products.

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