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DfES School Food Survey

03 March 2006
Yesterday the Government launched a four week consultation period on plans to ban chocolate, sweets and crisps from all school outlets.
Complete the form below to respond to the consultataion paper's questions. The responses are e-mailed to Stuart Miller, DfES School Food Team
Question 1
Do you agree that no confectionary should be sold in schools?
Question 2
Do you agree that no bagged savoury snacks other than nuts and seeds (without added salt or sugar) should be sold in schools?
Question 3
Do you agree that a variety of fruit and vegetables should be available in all school outlets? This should include fresh, dried, frozen, canned and juiced varieties;
Question 4
Do you agree that children and young people must have easy access at all times to free, fresh, preferably chilled, water in schools so that children do not have to depend on going to the lavatory to get water?
Question 5
Do you think that the only other drinks available should be bottled water (still or sparkling), skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, pure fruit juices, yoghurt and milk drinks (with less than 5% added sugar), drinks made of combinations of these e.g. smoothies, low calorie hot chocolate, tea and coffee?
Question 6
Do you agree that artificial sweeteners could be used in yoghurt and milk drinks only?
Question 7
Do you agree that every school should have a whole school food and nutrition policy; preferably reflected in its single School Plan?
Question 8
How effective do you think these recommendations would be in improving the eating habits of children and young people?
Question 9
How could schools best manage the practical implications of moving to these proposed standards?
Question 10
What additional guidance would schools need to implement these proposed standards?
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