Healthy Eating in Schools (Wales) Measure 2009

Document Number:2009 nawm 3
 
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A MEASURE of the National Assembly for Wales to make provision about the promotion of healthy eating and drinking by pupils in maintained schools in Wales; to provide for the regulation of food and drink provided to pupils in maintained schools by the governing bodies of those schools or local authorities; and for connected purposes.

This Measure, passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 8 July 2009 and approved by Her Majesty in Council on 15 October 2009 , enacts the following provisions:—

1 Promoting healthy eating and drinking by pupils in maintained schools

(1) A local authority must take action to promote healthy eating and drinking by registered pupils of maintained schools in its area.

(2) The governing body of a maintained school must take action to promote healthy eating and drinking by registered pupils of the school.

(3) In discharging these duties a local authority and a governing body must have regard to guidance given from time to time by the Welsh Ministers—

(a) on what constitutes healthy eating and drinking,

(b) on appropriate action to promote healthy eating and drinking,

(c) on how principles of sustainable development are to apply in relation to the promotion of healthy eating and drinking.

2 Governors' reports

In section 30 of the 2002 Act (governors' reports (Wales) and other information) , after subsection (2) insert—

“(2 A) The governing body of a maintained school in Wales must include in a governors' report information about the action taken to promote healthy eating and drinking by pupils of the school.”.

3 Functions of the Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales

(1) The Education Act 2005 (c. 18) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 20(1) (functions of chief inspector) , after paragraph (f) , insert—

“(g) actions taken at maintained schools to promote healthy eating and drinking.”.

(3) In section 31(1) (interpretation of chapter 3) , after the definition of “the Chief Inspector” insert—

““maintained school” means a community, foundation or voluntary school, a community or foundation special school, a maintained nursery school or a pupil referral unit in Wales.”.

4 Requirements for food and drink provided on school premises etc

(1) The Welsh Ministers may by regulations prescribe requirements which, subject to such exceptions as may be provided for by or under the regulations, are to be complied with in connection with—

(a) food or drink provided on the premises of any maintained school, or

(b) food or drink provided at a place other than school premises by a local authority or the governing body of a maintained school to any registered pupil at the school.

(2) Regulations under this section may in particular—

(a) specify nutritional standards, or other nutritional requirements, which are to be...

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