School Food APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To provide a cross-party parliamentary platform for the discussion of school food with external organisations; to keep school food and child hunger on the political agenda following the spot-light given during the Covid-19 pandemic and to campaign to ensure that children receive high quality meals in and outside of school.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to School Food

1. School food standards: resources for schools
18/10/2019 - Department for Education
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Found: School Food: Guidance for Governors Why this matters The governing board are responsible for

2. Standards for school food in England
26/03/2019 - Department for Education
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Found: School food in England Advice for governing bo ards March 2019 2 Contents Summary 3 About

3. School food standards: resources for schools
18/10/2019 - Department for Education
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Found: how to keep The School Food Plan has produced this practical guidance to help school leaders and governing

4. School food standards: resources for schools
18/10/2019 - Department for Education
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Found: School Food Standards A practical guide for schools their cooks and caterers

5. School food standards: resources for schools
18/10/2019 - Department for Education
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Found: 1 Universal Infant Free School Meals Toolkit 2

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to School Food

1. Free School Meals: Food Parcels
14/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: My Lords, the images circulating of poor-quality food parcels are unacceptable. My right honourable friend - Speech Link
2: from the scandal of companies that supply free school meals parcels being exposed as profiteering. Perhaps - Speech Link
3: that they can meet the needs of pupils who require food. It has been quite clear—my right honourable friend - Speech Link

2. Support for Children Entitled to Free School Meals
26/05/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: considered support for children entitled to free school meals.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link
2: rises to 23% by the time they are five and reaching school. Even though this is completely preventable, it - Speech Link

3. Schools: Free Holiday Meals and Activities
14/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: healthily and lead active lives. We welcome the National Food Strategy’s recent report and will carefully consider - Speech Link
2: for her Answer and express my thanks for the free school meal programmes carried out during the summer vacation - Speech Link
3: support people during the pandemic with food vouchers for free school meals. One of the recommendations of - Speech Link

4. Free School Meals
21/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: continue directly funding provision of free school meals over the school holidays until Easter 2021 to prevent - Speech Link
2: children in Slough who are known to require free school meals. Does she agree that if feeding those children - Speech Link
3: day:“It’s not for schools to provide food to pupils during the school holidays.”I cannot believe - Speech Link

5. Remote Education and Free School Meals
18/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: believes that families need more support during school and college closures; and that those eligible should - Speech Link
2: believes that families need more support during school and college closures; and that those eligible should - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to School Food
1. School Meals: Food Supply
asked by: Sharon Hodgson
02/08/2019
... what plans he has to maintain food supplies for school dinners in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

2. School Leaving: Food Technology
asked by: Jim Cunningham
21/01/2019
... what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of students leaving secondary education with a knowledge of basic cooking skills.

3. Pre-school Education: Food
asked by: Dan Jarvis
06/02/2018
... if his Department will extend the statutory school food standards to all early-year settings.

4. Pre-school Education: Food
asked by: Sharon Hodgson
16/10/2017
... when the voluntary guidelines for food in early-years settings highlighted in the Childhood Obesity Plan will be published.

5. Pre-school Education: Food
asked by: Sharon Hodgson
07/07/2017
... when she plans to publish the new early years menus for childcare settings; and what plans she has to publicise those menus.

Latest Questions
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10 Current APPG Officers
Taiwo Owatemi Portrait
Taiwo Owatemi
Vice Chair
Labour - Coventry North West
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Emma Lewell-Buck Portrait
Emma Lewell-Buck
Vice Chair
Labour - South Shields
Joined: 21st November 2018
Lyn Brown Portrait
Lyn Brown
Vice Chair
Labour - West Ham
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Nadia Whittome Portrait
Nadia Whittome
Vice Chair
Labour - Nottingham East
Joined: 7th August 2020
1 APPG Membership
United Nations Women
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mrs Sharon Hodgson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5160.

Email: sharon.hodgson.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Vickie Hacking, APSE, 2nd Floor, Washbrook House, Lancastrian Office Centre, 32 Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Manchester M32 0FP. Tel: 0161 772 1810

Email: vhacking@apse.org.uk

Secretariat:

Association for Public Service Excellence acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.apse.org.uk/apse/

Group's Website:

https://www.apse.org.uk/apse/index.cfm/members-area/advisory-groups/catering-school-meals/appg/

Benefits in Kind
Date
23 Jan 2021
Source
Association for Public Service Excellence
Description
Secretariat   From : 23/01/2021 To : 22/01/2022
Value
£3,001
Date
23 Jan 2020
Source
Association for Public Service Excellence
Description
Secretariat   From : 23/01/2020 To : 22/01/2021
Value
£3,001
Date
4 Jul 2019
Source
Association for Public Service Excellence
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2019 To : 03/07/2020
Value
£3,001
Date
4 Jul 2018
Source
Association for Public Service Excellence
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2018 To : 03/07/2019
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2018
Source
Association for Public Service Excellence
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2018 To : 31/12/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2017
Source
Association for Public Service Excellence
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2017 To : 31/12/2017
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Association for Public Service Excellence
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Association for Public Service Excellence
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the School Food APPG

Former APPG Officers
Jonathan Gullis Portrait
Jonathan Gullis
Vice Chair
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent North
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Karl Turner Portrait
Karl Turner
Vice Chair
Labour - Kingston upon Hull East
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
1 APPG Membership
University of Hull
Layla Moran Portrait
Layla Moran
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Oxford West and Abingdon
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 21st April 2021
Matt Western Portrait
Matt Western
Vice Chair
Labour - Warwick and Leamington
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Ruth Smeeth Portrait
Ruth Smeeth
Co-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Stoke-on-Trent North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ruth George Portrait
Ruth George
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for High Peak
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Gillian Keegan Portrait
Gillian Keegan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Chichester
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ian C. Lucas Portrait
Ian C. Lucas
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Wrexham
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 23rd October 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Roger Godsiff Portrait
Roger Godsiff
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 23rd October 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Glen Portrait
John Glen
Vice Chair
Conservative - Salisbury
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Amanda Solloway Portrait
Amanda Solloway
Vice Chair
Conservative - Derby North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships