School dinners: NI proposals move to limit chips, processed meat and salt

BBC is reporting that primary school pupils will only be served chips or roast potatoes once a week, if new proposals for school dinners go ahead.

That is according to Department of Education (DE) plans to introduce healthier school dinners.

The nutritional standards for school lunches, and other food and drinks in schools in Northern Ireland, date from 2007.

The proposed changes to nutritional standards include:

– Primary schools could only provide high-fat food like chips or roast potatoes one day a week, down from the current maximum of two;

– All rice and pasta served would have to be wholegrain or high-fibre, rather than white, and half of sandwiches offered would also have to be wholegrain;

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