A bite of alright for pupils

A NEW campaign is to be introduced to encourage Glasgow secondary school pupils to eat healthily.

A Newlands/Auldburn councillor is supporting the iniative to encourage students to eat in school rather than leave campus.

Stephen Curran, executive member for education and young people, Glasgow city council, said: “The Big Eat In was introduced to encourage pupils to stay on site at lunchtime to eat a healthy lunch and enjoy lunchtime activities on offer in school.

“Glasgow will continue to find creative approaches to encourage healthy eating among all our young people and I’m delighted that over half of our secondary schools have now introduced stay on site policies for younger pupils”.

Evaluation findings from recent studies concluded that school lunchtime stay-on-site policies offer several benefits for pupils. These include increased safety, healthy eating and the establishment of good relationships between school staff and young people.