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Free school meals for infants ‘set to be scrapped’ under Osborne’s spending review

Free meals for infant school pupils are likely scrapped in George Osborne’s November spending review, it has been reported.












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Scrapping universal free school meals could jeopardise children’s health and education, chefs and politicians warn

Reported plans to abandon the universal free school meals programme in England could jeopardise children’s health and education, chefs and politicians have warned.












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Free school meals: Lib Dems promise to expand policy to all primary school pupils in next parliament

All primary school children will receive free school meals if the Liberal Democrats have a role in the next government, the schools minister David Laws pledges today.









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Exclusive: Disadvantaged children could miss out on underfunded free school meals programme

Concern that disadvantaged children will miss out on free school meals despite making them available to all four- to seven-year-olds is voiced today by a leading anti-poverty campaigner and Labour MP.









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School meals may face ‘difficulties’

Nick Clegg admits primary schools may have “difficulties” in providing free meals for under-sevens, as councils and schools complain about the impact on their budgets.
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VIDEO: Could free meals mean less funding?

Head teachers are concerned that free meals for all infant school children could lead to a reduction in other government funding for poorer children.
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Fried food limit in school meals

School meals in England will have to include a choice of fruit and vegetables and there will be a limit on fried food and pies.
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VIDEO: Jamie Oliver backs free school meals

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has said he is behind the government’s plans to give all pupils under seven in England free school meals.
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AUDIO: Are schools ready for free meals?

Are English schools ready to serve free meals in September?
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AUDIO: Clegg defends free school meals policy

Nick Clegg defends the coalition’s free school meals policy, saying the money and resources will be available
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