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A new set of standards for all food served in schools was launched by the Department for Education this week.

Designed to make it easier for school cooks to create imaginative, flexible and nutritious meals, the school food standards will become mandatory in all maintained schools, new academies and free schools from January 2015.

The work to create these standards was led by Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford.

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