Schools prepare to serve free meals to infants

All infants will be entitled to a free school lunch

All infants will be entitled to a free school lunch

First published in News

By law, all state-funded schools in England will have to offer a free lunch to all pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2 from September.

The Government expects at least 87 per cent of children will take up the offer, although they will not be forced to.

In Maldon, some schools already have kitchens but others, such as Latchingdon Primary School, will need to get their meals brought in from elsewhere.

The Standard speaks to headteachers about how they are preparing and the benefits free meals will bring in Thursday's edition.

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5:48pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

Ridiculous. And why meals have to be viewed as hot meal is even more silly. What's wrong with sandwiches / rolls and milk / juice? Just as nutritious as a hot meal and simpler to prepare.

And why free? No problem with 'free school meals' as it is now - oh, the government thinks all parents cant prepare a lunch for their children. It's nanny state land again!
Ridiculous. And why meals have to be viewed as hot meal is even more silly. What's wrong with sandwiches / rolls and milk / juice? Just as nutritious as a hot meal and simpler to prepare. And why free? No problem with 'free school meals' as it is now - oh, the government thinks all parents cant prepare a lunch for their children. It's nanny state land again! Jack222
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