The number of families choosing a school meal is on the increase. The Government recently published the School Food Plan to encourage even more families to make the switch from packed lunches.
Why choose a school meal?
Pupils who have a hot, nutritionally balanaced meal at lunchtime are more likely to have better concentration in the afternoon.
Children are given the opportunity to try new and different food.
School meals offer convenience for families with busy lifestyles.
Eating a school lunch teaches important social skills.
A school lunch offers families value for money.
The price for a school meal is £2.30 per day from September 2017.
From September 2014, all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils in state-funded schools in England will be entitled to universal infant free school meals (UIFSM).