Parents love infant free school meals
95% of parents taking up the offer of Free Infant School Meals
A survey commissioned by School Food Plan shows that 95% of parents taking up the offer of Free Infant School Meals recognise the benefits for their children. Benefits ranged from children trying new foods to the social aspect of school meals, with a quarter of parents saying that their children now enjoyed a greater variety of food. With more than 1.6 million infant school children taking up the offer of a free meal, that's a wonderful contribution to children's health and well-being.
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A campaign victory. The Government has announced it will continue to fund free school meals over the summer holidays.
Many food campaigners were feeling a little anxious about the future of universal infant free school meals with government finances being stretched to the limit and a looming spending review.