Document 1287

Scottish Parliament: Motions and Amendments: 2000 S1M-570

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S1M-570# Mr Kenneth Gibson (Glasgow) (SNP) : Milk in Schools— That the Parliament notes with concern that almost one third of children go to school without breakfast; recognises the importance of milk at mid-morning break in providing hungry children with calories, protein, essential vitamins and minerals necessary for growth and bone density; acknowledges that hungry and nutritionally deprived children can lack energy, have low concentration, display lethargy and be difficult to teach and even disruptive; believes school based nutrition to be vital for the achievement of rising standards in education and commends local authorities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and South Lanarkshire in this regard while encouraging all Councils to provide and promote a choice of whole and semi-skimmed milk, ideally with fruit, for all nursery, primary, secondary and special school children; recommends discontinuing the practice of exclusive contracts for fizzy drinks machines on school premises, and furthermore seeks the assistance of MEPs in securing the reinstatement of European Union subsidies for secondary school milk, catering milk and cheese and raising of the semi-skimmed milk subsidy to that of whole milk.

Supported by: Alex Johnstone, Mr Alex Neil, Shona Robison, Fergus Ewing, Michael Russell, Christine Grahame, Ms Pauline McNeill, Mr Andrew Wilson, Donald Gorrie, Fiona Hyslop, Ms Fiona McLeod, Mr Brian Monteith, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mary Scanlon, Ms Sandra White, Ms Linda Fabiani, Mrs Elaine Smith, Robert Brown, Tommy Sheridan, Mrs Kay Ullrich, Mr David Davidson, Mrs Nora Radcliffe, David Mundell, Margaret Jamieson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Michael Matheson, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr Gil Paterson

Lodged on 21 February 2000; not current as of 06 June 2000

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Scottish Parliament: Motions and Amendments: 2000 S1M-570


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