Junk food banned in maintained schools is being sold in academies
Jeevan VasagarA third of academy schools are selling junk food that is banned in maintained schools under regulations introduced to protect children's health, a series of freedom of information requests has revealed.
Out of 108 academies that responded to the requests, 29 were selling chocolate and other confectionery, nine admitted selling fizzy drinks and seven sold energy drinks such as Red Bull.
An investigation by Channel 4's Dispatches found that 37 out of the 108 academies that responded were selling at least one food or drink product that was not permitted before they became academies. Such schools are state-funded but independently run; more than half of secondaries in England are now academy schools, which can opt out of national standards for school meals.
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" Junk food banned in maintained schools is being sold in academies", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2012. Consulté le 26/09/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/junk-food-banned-in-maintained-schools-is-being-sold-in-academies