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Ask your MP to join the conversation on school food

It’s time to talk about school food – will your MP join the conversation?

Young boy says yes to school food for all. Credit: Sustain

Young boy says yes to school food for all. Credit: Sustain

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Free school meals were introduced as a response to food poverty in 1906 and since then parties from across the political sphere have helped shape and develop provision because they know that a healthy, nutritious meal is critical for children’s learning and participation in the classroom. In fact, there is a growing body of evidence showing that free school meals are more than just a response to food poverty, but an investment in the future, establishing healthy eating habits, boosting children’s educational success, and improving lifetime earning potential.

Given the cross-party support for free school meals since their inception, we think it’s time to go one step further, because just like school chairs, books, desks and bathrooms, school food should be accessible to all children. Can you help us get MPs to Say Yes to School Food for All?

Published Thursday 27 April 2023

Children's Food Campaign: Better food and food teaching for children in schools, and protection of children from junk food marketing are the aims of Sustain's high-profile Children's Food Campaign. We also want clear food labelling that can be understood by everyone, including children.

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