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- Proposals concerning the publication of Sustainable Development Indicators statistical outputs
- Consultation on the regulations to introduce a new Firefighters’ Pension Scheme in Wales from April 2015
- Onshore oil exploration activities: integrated pollution prevention and control
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- Consultation on the findings of the report on the Impact and Effect of the Non-Domestic Rating (Definition of Domestic Property) (Wales) Order 2010.
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2013-14 »
The 2nd Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2013-14, which was published on 25 June 2013.Learn more »
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Appetite for Life
‘Appetite for Life’ sets out the strategic direction and actions required to improve the nutritional standards of food and drink served in schools across Wales.
School meals can make an important contribution to the diets of children and young people. Consuming a more nutritious diet during the school day and developing the skills necessary to support healthy eating in the wider environment are critical in helping to reduce diet related health problems like heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
Appetite for Life is part of a broader agenda on food and fitness for children and young people which is set out in the Welsh Government’s ‘Food and Fitness Implementation Plan’.
The ‘Appetite for Life Action Plan’ was developed through a consultation exercise with children and young people, detailed discussions with the Local Authority Catering Association and from lessons learned from other parts of the UK.
As part of this work a two year action research project was launched in 2008 , involving nine pilot schools across four Local Authority areas. The project explored the issues raised in moving towards implementing the Draft Guidelines for school food. The project report was published in December 2010, and a copy can be accessed via the link on the right of this page.
The Welsh Government is working in partnership with the Welsh Local Government Association to support school meal providers to implement the recommendations set out in Appetite for Life.
These web pages contain supporting documents to help school meal providers implement Appetite for Life recommendations.
If you want to view a copy of the ‘Appetite for Life Action Plan’, it can be accessed at the bottom of this page.
Cost of producing a school meal
As part of the wider work being undertaken on Appetite for Life, the Welsh Government's agenda for improving the food and drink provision in our schools, the Wales Audit Office were commissioned to examine the cost of producing a school meal.
You can access the Wales Audit Office report 'Cost of producing school meals in Wales' (PDF)