HL Deb 24 June 2002 vol 636 c121WA
Baroness Massey of Darwen

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress they have made towards implementing the Food in Schools programme. [HL4425]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath)

The Food in Schools programme was launched by Health and Education Ministers in March 2001. A continuous professional development package for primary teachers has been delivered by trained secondary teachers. A self-analysis "toolkit" for schools to be used to identify what they are doing about food throughout the curriculum, school meals, tuck shops and out of school activities is being developed. These complement the National School Fruit Scheme which is now reaching 300,000 children in 2,300 schools. Other aspects of the programme are being developed and will he implemented shortly.