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 ...
Good news! School Food Matters is partnering with Whole Kids Foundation to provide another round of garden grants to schools.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has appointed Claire Pritchard as the new Chair of the London Food Board.
Chef Chantelle Nicholson of Tredwells stepped out of the kitchen to share her love of fresh seasonal veg with students from Grey Court School.