Free school meals and Universal Credit
The consultation on eligibility for free school meals under pupil premium closes today and we're urging the DfE to make FSM available to all families receiving Universal Credit.
Over 5000 people have responded to The Children's Society's campaign action to make school meals free for every child living in poverty. Our friend and school food ambassador, Tim Baker gave a headteacher's view on BBC News saying that the proposed scheme would be complicated to manage and confusing for parents. We agree and you can read our submission to the DfE here.
In other news ...
Chef Chantelle Nicholson of Tredwells stepped out of the kitchen to share her love of fresh seasonal veg with students from Grey Court School.
Good news! School Food Matters is partnering with Whole Kids Foundation to provide another round of garden grants to schools.