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ERIC Number: ED538655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 56
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7053-1132-8
ISSN: N/A
Hungry for Success--Further Food for Thought. A Report on the Implementation of "Hungry for Success: A Whole School Approach to School Meals in Scotland"
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
This is the second progress report on "Hungry for Success." It includes evidence from primary, special and secondary schools. The report finds that "Hungry for Success" has been successful in meeting many of its aims. There have been notable improvements in the quality of school meals in Scotland. Improvements in the nutritional quality of meals have been accompanied by greater encouragement and opportunity to eat healthily. In particular, primary schools have continued to make good progress in achieving improvements and establishing healthy eating firmly within the context of heath promotion. Progress in secondary schools has been slower. In part this relates to a lack of priority and urgency in implementing "Hungry for Success" in secondary schools. In part it relates to the influence of adolescent culture with its increased peer, societal and commercial pressures and greater freedom to go beyond school grounds at lunchtimes. The period of successful implementation of "Hungry for Success" has unfortunately been paralleled by increasing levels of childhood obesity and inactivity and a greater awareness of the impact of these on the lives of children and young people in Scotland. This report therefore makes proposals on two fronts. Firstly, it makes recommendations to achieve the effective implementation of "Hungry for Success" across all schools and identifies a range of good practice, which will support local authorities and schools in securing continuous improvement. Secondly, the concluding section raises the question of whether "Hungry for Success," even if implemented well across all schools, will, on its own, be sufficient to address current problems. It calls for the further development of the policy framework for health and nutrition, including possible limitations on choice and an increased focus on the responsibilities of a wide range of contributors. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail: enquiries@educationscotland.gov.uk; Web site: http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers: Scotland