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Serving up healthier options in Welsh schools

Preparations are well underway in the four Local Authorities - Wrexham, Ceredigion, Merthyr Tydfil and Torfaen - selected to take part in the two year Appetite for Life Action Research Project.

The project, which will be overseen by the Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice at the University of Bath, will develop and test the guidelines for implementing the new food and nutritional standards outlined in the Welsh Assembly Government’s Appetite for Life Action Plan.

Lessons learnt from this project will inform the wider application across all maintained schools in Wales.

Local authorities not involved in the project will be able to apply for a specific grant scheme to support their progression towards the new standards contained in the Appetite for Life Action Plan. A total of £6.6m has been made available over the two years to support this work and the action research project.

Education Minister Jane Hutt said:

All of us know the importance of a well balanced diet. As a government, we are determined to improve the health of children and young people through a whole school approach to food and nutrition. It is only through Persuasion, Participation and Partnership that this can be achieved.

We want to see healthier options becoming an appealing and regular choice for children and young people across Wales. The Action Research Project which gets underway in September will enable us to test these new standards and share best practice to give children the very best start in life.

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