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Health Promotion Guidance: Nutritional Guidance for Children and Young People in Residential Care Settings

DescriptionHealth promotion guidance for children and young people in residential care settings
Official Print Publication DateFebruary 2011
Website Publication DateFebruary 21, 2011


ISBN 978 0 7559 9815 9 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 11000

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Ministerial Foreword

Section 1 Introduction
"Why you should read this document"
Why is this guidance needed?
Who is this guidance for?
Policy context

Section 2 Who Cares? Scotland Consultation Report: Findings from consultation with children and young people
"Children and young people tell us what matters to them"
Listening to young people
Acting on the learning

Section 3 Nutrition Guidance
"A practical guide for providing a healthy diet for children and young people in residential care"
Offer a variety of foods
Increase fruit and vegetables
Increase oily fish
Increase starchy foods and fibre
Reduce fat
Reduce salt intake
Reduce sugar
Advice on snacks
Reduce high fat and salt snacking
Advice on drinks
Menu planning

Section 4 Other important aspects to consider
"A checklist of actions and considerations"
Encouraging eating well
Meal time considerations
Important health issues for children and young people

A Relevant legislation
B Further information and resources
C Links to underlined titles in document
D Food traffic light labelling
E Food agreement example/Nutritional information record