Report - ‘It’s time for something new’ A Consultation on School Food and Drink

Date: 4th December 2018
Category: Education, including vocational education
Author: Children's Parliament


As part of the Scottish Government’s consultation on Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland), Children’s Parliament facilitated workshops with children and young people in order to explore their views on and experiences of the food and drinks provided in school.  In addition to the workshops, an online survey about school food was facilitated with a further 201 children and young people between P4 and S6 from six of the schools.  

The report presents key themes that children raise with regards to the food and drink in both primary and secondary schools –availability and accessability; choice and diversity; preparation and presentation and cost. The report also includes children and young people’s recommendations to amend the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008. 

This report aims to ensure that the voices of children are reflected in the strategic and legislative developments taken forward by Scottish Government which aim to improve children’s lives at school and their health and wellbeing.

Read the report here.