Table 2

Nutrient based standards for a primary school meal; mean, SE and percentage of meals achieved each standards—pre-SFP and SFP scenario

Pre-SFP meals (n=6691)SFP scenario meals (n=2879)
NutrientMinimum/ maximumValues aged 4–10 yearsMeanSEPer cent of meals achievedMeanSEPer cent of meals achieved
1Energy (kcal)504–557485.952.1911.1522.93.4612.33
2Protein (g)Minimum7.518.470.0996.019.560.5297.36
3Carbohydrate (g)Minimum70.670.450.3345.875.910.5253.66
4Non-milk extrinsic sugars (g)Maximum15.514.060.1460.115.100.2355.85
5Fat(g)Maximum20.616.260.1172.817.630.1767.84
6Saturated fatty acids(g)Maximum6.56.150.0560.66.610.0755.02
7Fibre(g)Minimum4.24.760.0354.75.180.0463.67
8Sodium (mg)Maximum499528.713.7454.0558.295.8550.43
9Vitamin A (µg)Minimum175332.794.9550.8394.898.2458.67
10Vitamin C (mg)Minimum10.523.050.2472.124.670.3476.3
11Folate (µg)Minimum5363.190.3559.067.310.5166.24
12Calcium (mg)Minimum193202.381.6344.4210.552.4448.07
13Iron (mg)Minimum32.340.0121.12.550.0127.30
14Zinc (mg)Minimum2.52.140.0128.92.310.0234.53
  • SFP, School Food Plan.