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Schools: Food

Question for Department for Education

UIN 272773, tabled on 3 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce food waste in schools.

Answered on

8 July 2019

This government is committed to tackling waste. The Waste Strategy, published in December 2018, sets out a new approach to address food waste from farm to fork which includes tackling food waste in schools.

Schools are responsible for their day-to-day running including their school meals service. We expect schools to work closely with their caterer(s) to make sure that all pupils can choose a healthy and balanced meal, with as little waste as possible.

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