Cash boost for school dinners

Primary schools should be able to spend at least 50p per child
per day on food ingredients education secretary Ruth Kelly pledged
last week as she unveiled a  £280 million package to improve
school meals.

Kelly also announced that secondary schools would be able to
spend a minimum of 60p per pupil per day.

The package includes £220 million in grants for schools and
local education authorities to increase their spending on
ingredients and pay for more training and working hours for

It also consists of £60 million from the Big Lottery Fund
and the Department for Education and Skills to create a School Food
Trust. This will give independent support and advice to schools and
parents to increase the standard of school meals.

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