6 May '14

News Universal infant free school meals: what headteachers need to know

Researcher Amy Cook answers the five most frequently asked questions that school leaders have on how to implement the new policyThe School Food Plan, written by the founders of Leon, calls for a rethink in the way schools approach healthy eating and food education. Its message is clear: while many schools are doing a brilliant job, others serve food that is "too bland, boring and beige". The implication is that there is room for improvement.Less than half of all students currently eat school lunches, and some go off-site to buy their meals. Others bring in packed lunches, of which only one in every hundred meets the nutritional standards for school food and cost parents almost £1bn a year. Continue reading...

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