Prison Service Order 5000 regulation 2.14 bullet point 13

Prison Service Order 5000 (former prison catering manual) is a long & often updated set of regulations about Prison food. It's one of a the prison service orders online as word documents.

I'd delete this rule 2.14/13 – the table – or add a note that meat substitutes like Quorn are OK. I'm not trying to propose worse food for prisonsers, and the rest of rule 2.14 could stay. It says the same thing in a more up to date and flexible way, suggesting nutricious and varied food. There are other parts of the document about what that means in detail.

Food Group

Minimum Frequency

Meat

Daily

Fruit and Vegetables 

5 portions per day

Poultry

Twice per week

Fish

Twice per week (One of which should be oily)

Supplementary Snack

Per evening

Why is this idea important?

Prison Service Order 5000 (former prison catering manual) is a long & often updated set of regulations about Prison food. It's one of a the prison service orders online as word documents.

I'd delete this rule 2.14/13 – the table – or add a note that meat substitutes like Quorn are OK. I'm not trying to propose worse food for prisonsers, and the rest of rule 2.14 could stay. It says the same thing in a more up to date and flexible way, suggesting nutricious and varied food. There are other parts of the document about what that means in detail.

Food Group

Minimum Frequency

Meat

Daily

Fruit and Vegetables 

5 portions per day

Poultry

Twice per week

Fish

Twice per week (One of which should be oily)

Supplementary Snack

Per evening

Healthy Meals gone mad! Remove restrictions on what can be served to children in schools

Acknowledge school staff and afterschool staff's professionalism by giving them back the right to serve meals that they view as healthy.  The National Standards at the moment are so resiticting that a school can offer certain foods at lunch-time but not at tea-time, and even if hotmeals are not offered by the school the retrictions on tea-time still exist!  This makes the preperation of tea-time meals over challenging.  I am not saying that children should be served junk food every day but they should be able to eat "home-cooked" style meals without having to analyse every ingredient that goes into the meal.

 

Let people use their common sense!

Why is this idea important?

Acknowledge school staff and afterschool staff's professionalism by giving them back the right to serve meals that they view as healthy.  The National Standards at the moment are so resiticting that a school can offer certain foods at lunch-time but not at tea-time, and even if hotmeals are not offered by the school the retrictions on tea-time still exist!  This makes the preperation of tea-time meals over challenging.  I am not saying that children should be served junk food every day but they should be able to eat "home-cooked" style meals without having to analyse every ingredient that goes into the meal.

 

Let people use their common sense!

Head Teachers Liable for Prosecution

Repeal the law whereby head teachers are liable for prosecution if they allow pupils to eat biscuits or sweet cakes on school premises between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the law whereby head teachers are liable for prosecution if they allow pupils to eat biscuits or sweet cakes on school premises between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Head Teachers Liable for Prosecution

Repeal the law whereby head teachers are liable for prosecution if they allow pupils to eat biscuits or sweet cakes on school premises between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the law whereby head teachers are liable for prosecution if they allow pupils to eat biscuits or sweet cakes on school premises between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.