Free school meals for all primary school children?
Many of you on Easter holidays may have missed the pledge from the Labour Party to make school meals free to all primary school children.
This is great news for families and for children's health and attainment. This article from the Guardian explains why this announcement has been welcomed by children's health campaigners, despite a mixed reception from some teachers and the independent school sector who will be raising the cash for the scheme by charging VAT on school fees.
In other news ...
Following the news that the Conservative Party are proposing to scrap Universal Infant Free School Meals, Food For Life conducted a survey of schools to find out how the potential withdrawal of the policy will impact their pupils and lunch service.
We're feeling cautiously optimistic about Universal Infant Free School Meals at School Food Matters having seen a very pleasing article in the London Evening Standard.