Tag Archives: School Food Plan

No such thing as a free lunch

NICK HUGHES assesses the five things we have learned about the hotly debated free school meals policy. It's just over a year since the coalition government rolled out its universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) programme whereby all government-funded schools must offer free school meals to every pupil in reception, year 1 and year 2.   The…
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Good school food for all: rising to the challenge

THE GOVERNMENT’S recent confirmation of free lunches for state funded infant school pupils from September 2014 is a major investment in the drive to improve children’s health and attainment.                   There is no doubt that Universal Free School Meals (UFSM) has the potential to effect very real…
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Under 8’s to receive free school meals in the UK

PLANS TO give all primary school children free school meals in the UK have been announced as part of a coalition deal between the Tories and Lib Dems, Nick Clegg has announced.   The £600 million scheme will see an additional 1.5 million children aged between five and seven entitled to a free school lunch;…
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A head for fajitas

HEADTEACHERS AND their relationship with catering staff are central to the success of the new school food plan. But will it help increase 'stubbornly low' levels of take-up?                           When Simon Barber took over Carshalton Boys Sports College 10 years ago, only 4%…
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Times’s Coren reviews school meal

CARSHARLTON BOYS Sports College has received a glowing report from one of the country’s top restaurant critics.   Giles Coren, who reviewed the schools’ lunch meals for his regular feature in the Times magazine on Saturday, rewarded a ‘7.5 out of 10’ for sustainability, an ‘8’ for cooking and a ‘10’ for achievement.   The…
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