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 ...
New findings from Action on Sugar have revealed certain lunchtime meal deals sold by supermarkets and retailers contain more than four times an adult’s daily maximum intake sugar.
A series of example menus and guidance have been published today to support healthier food provision in early years settings in line with current government dietary recommendations.