Charles Clarke, then the Education Secretary, wrote to The Prince of Wales in response to The Prince of Wales previous letter highlighting the importance of quality food provision in schools.
Charles Clarke’s reply explained the action that was being taken by government departments to address the issue of nutrition. He acknowledged the evidence that demonstrates a link between a healthy diet and improved child behaviour. He stated approval of regional efforts to improve food quality in schools and to promote the use of sustainable produce.
The Prince of Wales’s Summer Schools
The exchange of letters between the Prince of Wales and Charles Clarke and Ruth Kelly stemmed from the success of the first 3 Summer Schools.
His Royal Highness was keen to ensure that the positive relationships which had been created with the department and the various Secretaries of State were continued, so The Prince of Wales’s office wrote with copies of the McKinsey & Company feasibility study. The study recommended that ‘there was sufficient commitment and potential for revenue to support the establishment of a new Prince’s charity’.