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Survey of School Meals

Br Med J 1972; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5810.383 (Published 13 May 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;2:383
  1. A. E. Bender,
  2. Pamela Magee,
  3. A. H. Nash

    Abstract

    A Survey of 48 schools in South-east England showed that the protein and energy contents of the school meals were well below the standards set by the Department of Health. It was found that 7·4% of the children did not have breakfast. One school provided meals twice the average size, and the food was eaten. About 10% of the food offered was wasted.