Free school meals for all primary school children?

14 April 2017

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 ...

Secrets of the teenage brain

4 April 2017

The Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour has developed this animation showing us the secret to keeping the teenage brain happy.

 

Save Our School Food Standards

Election Asks 2017

27 April 2017

Election 2017? Must be time for the Save our School Food Standards gang to get back on the campaign trail.

Amsterdam’s solution to the obesity crisis

18 April 2017

Amsterdam’s quest to combat obesity is getting results and we could learn from the tough position on sponsorship.