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Overview page. Subjects: Education.

The Education Act 1944 (Butler Act) required all local authorities to operate a school meals service to provide a midday meal in all schools, for which parents of pupils were charged a...

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school meals

Edited by Susan Wallace.

in A Dictionary of Education

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 246 words.

The *Education Act 1944 (*Butler Act) required all *local authorities to operate a school meals

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school meals

Edited by Susan Wallace.

in A Dictionary of Education

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 203 words.

The Education Act 1944 (Butler Act) required all local authorities to operate a school meals service to provide

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school meals

Overview page. Subjects: Education.

The Education Act 1944 (Butler Act) required all local authorities to operate a school meals service to provide a midday meal in all schools, for which parents of pupils were charged a...

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School meals and the start of secondary school

Julia Brannen and Pamela Storey.

in Health Education Research

March 1998; p ublished online March 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

The article draws on empirical data from a study of children's health in the context of children's transition to secondary school. It focuses upon the school food practices of children in...

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The Campaign for School Meals in Edwardian Scotland

John Stewart.

in Child Welfare and Social Action in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: International Perspectives

October 2001; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 8324 words.

This chapter discusses the politics of school meal provision in Scotland, demonstrating how groups hostile to state intervention were able to secure the exclusion of Scotland from the 1906...

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Family Credit and uptake of school meals in primary school

Sheena M. Somerville, Roberto J. Rona, Susan Chinn and Sameena Qureshi.

in Journal of Public Health

March 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 0 words.

Background

In April 1988, Family Credit families lost their right to free school meals. They were compensated by an increase in Family Credit of 65p per...

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Responding to neoliberal diets: School meal programmes in Brazil and Canada

Estevan Leopoldo de Freitas Coca and Ricardo César Barbosa Júnior.

in A Handbook of Food Crime

May 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Law. 5923 words.

This chapter identifies school meal programs in Brazil and Canada as sustainable alternatives to some of the harms caused by the dominance large corporations exert on the global food...

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Lunchtime lock-in: territorialisation and uk school meals policies

Jo Pike and Derek Colquhoun.

in Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth

March 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. 6689 words.

School food has recently become the focus of many international governments' efforts to address ‘the obesity epidemic’ among children and young people. The chapter attends to the issue of...

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An Empirical Analysis of and Policy Recommendations to Improve the Nutritional Quality of School Meals

Barbara Wagner, Benjamin Senauer and C. Ford Runge.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions. 7866 words.

The National School Lunch Program is not meeting its nutritional goals. Data for 330 Minnesota school districts are analyzed to derive recommendations for improving the nutritional quality...

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Effective school meal interventions: Lessons learned from Eat Well Do Well in Hull, England

Derek Colquhoun and Jo Pike.

in Childhood Obesity Prevention

September 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 4023 words.

It is a truism to suggest that obesity has emerged as one of the most significant issues for public health policy in the last 10 years. Globally, an estimated 1.2 billion people are...

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Anemia Reduction in Preschool Children with the Addition of Low Doses of Iron to School Meals

F. P. N. Arcanjo, V. P. T. Pinto, M. R. Coelho, O. M. S. Amâncio and S. M. M. Magalhães.

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

August 2008; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Paediatrics. 2630 words.

Background. In developing countries there is high prevalence of iron deficiency anemia, which causes negative impact on growth, development and quality of life for infant population....

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Assessing the effect of changes in school-milk and school-meals policy over short periods of time

Roberto J. Rona and Susan Chinn.

in The National Study of Health and Growth

July 1999; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 2355 words.

Changes in government policy on school milk led to funding for the NSHG. Hence, efforts were made to compare cohorts of children who had or had not received school milk at around seven...

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Improvements in school meal quality in Sweden after the introduction of new legislation—a 2-year follow-up

Emma Patterson and Liselotte Schäfer Elinder.

in European Journal of Public Health

August 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Economics of Health; Health, Illness, and Medicine. 3760 words.

Background: Sweden provides a free school lunch to every child in the compulsory (9-year) school system. It consists of a hot meal, a salad buffet, bread and a beverage. The...

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Nutritive value of free school meals in Nis, Serbia

M Ramic, K Asanovic and K Nikolic.

in The European Journal of Public Health

November 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Economics of Health; Health, Illness, and Medicine. 295 words.

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Milk Powder Added to a School Meal Increases Cognitive Test Scores in Ghanaian Children

Reginald Lee, Lauren Singh, Danielle van Liefde, Meghan Callaghan-Gillespie, Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, Kwesi Saalia, Carly Edwards, Anja Serena, Tamara Hershey and Mark J Manary.

in The Journal of Nutrition

July 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Dietetics and Nutrition; Biochemistry; Food Microbiology; Gut Microbiology. 5624 words.

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Background

The inclusion of milk in school feeding is accepted as good nutritional practice, but specific...

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The Ethics of Hunger and the Assembly of Society: The Techno-Politics of the School Meal in Modern Britain

James Vernon.

in The American Historical Review

June 2005; p ublished online June 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: World History. 17745 words.

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goûter

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

French;

light afternoon meal, traditionally at the end of the school day.

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goûter

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 13 words.

French;

light afternoon meal, traditionally at the end of the school day.

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goûter

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 13 words.

light afternoon meal, traditionally at the end of the school day.

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attainment gap

Edited by Susan Wallace.

in A Dictionary of Education

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 129 words.

An indicator of economic disadvantage. The gap is that between levels of achievement of pupils receiving free school meals and

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