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School Morning Break

School Morning Break

All food and drink that is served in our schools must meet the nutritional standards as specified within the Schools (Health Promotion & Nutrition) (Scotland) Act 2007.

The standards set for food outwith the school lunch support the principles of a whole school approach to healthy eating. All schools have reviewed and changed the food and drink they currently serve within their morning break service and tuckshops.

Milk Scheme

Most primary schools in Clackmannanshire operate a Milk Scheme.

Parents can choose to opt in to the scheme and pay 15p per day which allows their child to have milk at morning break. This is in addition to the milk provided at lunch time, which is included in the lunch meal price.

Many schools are linking the Milk Scheme with the development of healthy tuckshops to provide a healthy option at morning break.

Other considerations

  • Where enterprise or citizenship projects involve food and drink (including the use of Fair Trade products), pupils and staff should take into account the nutritional regulations.
  • The regulations do not apply to food and drink provided as part of a social, cultural or recreational activity such as school discos, sports days, Christmas lunches etc. However in keeping with the ethos of a Health Promoting School, healthier options should be encouraged at these events.

A copy of the regulations can be accessed at and further details obtained from: NHS Forth Valley, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Livilands Gate, Stirling, FK8 2AU.

For Further Information Contact

Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452191 / 450000