We would like to hear from members to shape our response to the Scottish Government, including:

  • your views on the proposed nutrient-based standards for breakfast cereals, yoghurts and sweetened baked products 
  • the revised nutrient-based standards for total sugars in milk based drinks and calcium enriched milk alternative drinks.

FDF Scotland summary of the consultation

The consultation outlines new measures to take the nutritional requirements for school food closer to the Scottish Dietary Goals by:

  • Increasing access to fruit and vegetables
  • Reducing the sugar content of school food and drink
  • Restricting provision of red meat and red processed meat
  • Changing the application of nutrient standards in secondary schools

To achieve these aims, the consultation outlines revised food and nutrient-based standards, including the following of note for members:

  • Banning fruit juice, vegetable juice, smoothies and juice combination drinks
  • New nutrient-based standards for breakfast cereals, yoghurts and sweetened baked products (please see table 1 below)
  • Revised nutrient-based standard for milk based drinks from 10g to 5g total sugars per 100ml
  • Revised nutrient-based standard for calcium-enriched milk alternative drinks from 5g to 0.5g total sugars per 100ml
  • New nutrient-based standard for bread, to contain at least 3g fibre per 100g
  • New maximum limits for red meat and red processed meat:
    • primary schools - no more than 175g of red meat and red processed meat across the week, of which no more than 100g should be red processed meat
    • secondary schools - no more than 230g of red and red processed meat across the week, of which no more than 130g should be red processed meat

For more information

Scottish Government consultation document

Scottish Government Technical Working Group Report

Draft FDF Scotland response

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