Healthy Schools London & Vending Machines (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2646
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can the Mayor outline why the banning of unhealthy vending machines is not a pre-requisite of awards from Healthy Schools for London, given that Free Schools are not bound by the ban, and are able to apply for awards?

Answer

Answer for Healthy Schools London & Vending Machines (1)

Answer for Healthy Schools London & Vending Machines (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Currently schools that achieve a Healthy Schools London Award must comply with the Children's Food Trust food standards for school meals and food other than lunch. This encompasses vending machines and ensures that food sold must be healthy. Food such as confectionery and chocolate coated items, crisps and drinks other than milk, water and juice are not permitted.

Free Schools are eligible to apply for a Healthy Schools London Award but they must comply with the same Children's Food Trust food standards.