Nutrition Standards for School Meals

These Nutrition Standards for School Meals are being published under the auspices of Healthy Ireland, the national Framework which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Ireland.

Healthy Ireland takes a ‘whole of Government’ and a ‘whole of society’ approach to addressing the determinants of health, including education, and to supporting healthy lifestyles across the life course. One of the four goals of Healthy Ireland is to reduce health inequalities and ‘giving children the best start’ is one of the most important actions for reducing inequalities.