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Almost every third eighth grader to leave the weekly school food to eat – the minister of Alder flash changes to the law: Teachers, administrator, school food panels mandatory?
Agriculture and forestry minister wants, above all, a wake up call to the various parties to reflect the theme.School canteen table can be often so loose. MINNA noble danger/AL

agriculture and forestry Jari Leppä (centre) presents numerous changes to the law for school meals popularity to increase.

Alder told concern that he had a recent school health survey results, according to which in some municipalities as many as 60 percent of eighth - and ninth-graders leave the school for lunch without eating at least once a week.

the Health and welfare of the institution commissioned a school health survey of all eighth and ninth graders, on average, almost every third tells me you don't enjoy the school food every day.

a Good and balanced nutrition for all students is important. If the school food does not taste and it is replaced by another, significantly unhealthy by food, it is worrying, Alder said.

Alder said he wanted to wake up in different bodies to deliberate on the theme. One review insists things are great regional differences in school food popularity.

– It is a thing, which is to sort out that where this is due. Part of the municipal funding is sufficient, and in part not. Is part of the municipality to make austerity measures I think in the wrong place?

minister of agriculture and forestry Jari Leppä (centre). Kimmo Brandt / Compic / parliamentary teachers desk?

the minister spoke about the school food topic also on Monday in Espoo, finland, School meals 70-year seminar.

I'm in the autumn months come to the conclusion that we need tougher ways school food popularity to strengthen, Alder said in his speech.

the Current government no longer have time to do basic changes, so the Alder to throw the ball in case the next government. He also told the minister of education, Sanni Grahn-Laasonen (ioc) as well as the family and the basic service minister Annika Saarikon (centre) to share the strategic intent of the school food tourism development.

Alder suggested Monday that one way of fix the situation could be that the teachers would be required to eat with students. The benefits would be, according to him, community as well as learn table manners and food appreciation.

Connection the dining table is good and necessary. I have my own daughter with regard to notice, how important dining together is, the minister told.

He did not take a position on what the age of majority until the pupils ' school lunches should be controlled. Other practical implementation, such as teachers eating to pay, has not yet been spoken.

school food panels

Alder also speaks of inclusion of pupils. For example, the school food panels can be according to her recorded in the law.

– even the Smallest pupils can say what they would like to eat. I understand that a wide range of desires comes in, but I think it is important that the students feel that they are asked on the subject, the minister said.

in Addition to the Alder proposal Monday statutory, healthy snacks for school children once a day as well as a dining set acceptable minimum figure in order. He also said that school food could bring a familiar, for example, decision-makers and to parents inviting them to school for lunch.


– Not that many weeks have. I've occasionally been to school food show like on purpose. I like it, the food minister, my duty. It is really nice, and always apply myself to the table, where there is also a student.

Free school food traditions date back to Finnish roots in 1948, when food was offered to all compulsory school pupils. Initially, the school food was mainly porridge, gruel or soup.

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