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Ban Processed Meat in Schools

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In October 2015 the UN health body, the World Health Organisation (WHO) certified processed meats as a Group 1 carcinogen, the same group as tobacco and plutonium, due to evidence of links to bowel cancer among other diseases.

Here is a link to the WHO website regarding this matter and will give you further insight. http://www.who.int/features/qa/cancer-red-meat/en/

Two years later and processed meat is still be served to children in schools and this is unacceptable. Our children's health must be the only thing that comes above education and no amount of profit lost or affordability should be an excuse to continue to serve food that once consumed, causes harm.

All food served in schools has to meet the School Food Standards which is set by the Department for Education.  Headed up by Justine Greening MP.   Here is a copy....  http://www.schoolfoodplan.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/School-Food-Standards-Guidance-FINAL-V3.pdf   

We expect an official banning of all processed meat in schools. 



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