County council keeps cost of primary school lunches to �2 a day

PARENTS sending their kids off to Fenland primary schools this autumn were told this week that the price of a school meal has been pegged to �2 for the second year in succession.

Cambridgeshire Catering Services will continue to provide a two-course meal consisting of a main course and dessert for that price.

The county council hopes the freeze on prices will continue to boost numbers enjoying a school dinner.

“Over the last three years school meal uptake has seen a rise from 31.6 per cent to 39 per cent with over 15,000 meals served across the county each day,” said a council spokesman.

“All the meals meet the Government’s food based and nutrient standards.”


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Richard Ware, Head of CCS said: “With obesity issues regularly appearing in the news, we are working hard to increase school meal uptake and thereby encouraging pupils to eat a healthy, balanced meal at lunchtimes.

“School meals are an important part of the whole school day and a nutritious and fulfilling school meal can give a child more energy for afternoon lessons, improve concentration and help prevent problems in later life.”

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