Children vote for free school dinners

Most children want universal free school meals according to One
Plus, the anti-poverty organisation campaigning on behalf of lone

As the Scottish executive looks set to reject a bill proposing
to introduce free school meals for every child, One Plus released
its research which involved 250 children.

According to the study, 83 per cent of respondents believe that
all children should receive free school meals; just less than 50
per cent already took school meals frequently; and almost half said
they felt hungry during the day. One Plus released the results as
they convened a rally in Glasgow where the gathering heard the
testimony of parents and children in favour of universal free
school meals.

John Findlay, director of One Plus, said: “Free school meals for
all children would be socially inclusive, it would remove the
stigma of means testing, and it would help tackle the poverty trap
facing lone parents returning to education or employment.”

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