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Keep the school meals programme - sign petition at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/107525

October 23, 2015 4:04 PM

Keep the free school meal programme

The government is considering scrapping the free school meal programme.

Positive benefits from this program include significant academic & behavioural improvements along with a big increase in consumption of healthy food with better behaviour, cohesion, and school moral helping all pupils.

Trials in Durham and Newham from 2009 to 2011 saw significant results with a big fall in consumption of unhealthy foods and a big increase in consumption of fruit and vegetables.

The academic results were astonishing with children in the pilot areas moving ahead of their peers by almost a term.

As a result, the program was rolled out across the country and is having continued excellent results.

Over the longer term scrapping the scheme will prove to be financially counter-productive.

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