FUNDING BOOST FOR SCHOOL BREAKFASTS
School Food Matters welcomes the news that the Government has announced £11.8m in funding for a one year extension to the National School Breakfast Programme.
The increased investment will support the establishment of 650 additional ‘self-sustaining’ school breakfast clubs in disadvantaged areas.
We are also encouraged to see a further £9 million invested in the Holiday Activities and Food scheme, which will mean thousands more disadvantaged children will also be offered activities and free meals during the six week summer holiday in 2020.
This is a great start for 2020, and here at SFM we will continue to work hard to ensure that school food and children’s health remains a focus for this Government.
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