Welcome for free meals in Peterborough

Local Lib Dem councillor Darren Fower has welcomed the news from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg that all pupils at infant schools are to get free school lunches from September 2014. In addition, disadvantaged students at sixth form colleges and further education colleges will also be eligible for free school meals. Darren said: “Free school meals were one recommendation in The School Food Plan, which found that in experiments where all children had been given a free school dinner, students were academically months ahead of their peers. “Teaching healthy habits young, and boosting attainment early, will bring the biggest benefits. “Universal free school meals will help give every child the[…]