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 ...
We've been getting creative with Veg Power, contributing ideas to get children growing and eating more veg.
In case you missed it over half term, the Health Select Committee has published its latest report on Childhood Obesity, aptly named "Time for Action".
While we’re waiting for government to publish chapter two of its Childhood Obesity Plan (see Latest News 5 June) we’ve been watching the Twitterverse to gauge public opinion …