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  Burgers cut to once a week in Scottish schools
Updated 16 February 2003, 12.18
School canteen
If you go to school in Scotland, you'll soon find your lunchtime burgers and hotdogs limited to once a week.

It's all because of new guidelines which tell schools what to serve to children in canteens.

Fruit and veg will be more available
There will be chips just twice a week, and fizzy drinks will be replaced by water or milk.

And chocolate won't be on sale.

Beating the flab

The rules are part of a plan by Scottish politicians to help kids slim down.

It should help you do better in lessons, too.

Also in the rules, you can expect:

  • two portions of fruit and veg a day
  • pasta or rice once a week
  • bread every day
  • garlic bread only twice a week

Schools are being given time and extra money to get ready for the changes.

Primary and special schools should be following the new rules by December 2004, and secondary schools by December 2006.

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