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… Read More

  • David Laws calls on schools and caterers to focus on food quality as a challenge for 2015

    EXPERTS IN food and nutrition joined Minister of State for Education, David Laws MP, as the Minister shared his thoughts on the importance of placing quality at the heart of successful school meals.              … Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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?                        … Read More

  • 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… Read More