Protect free school meals, say doctors

Oct 2, 2015

“But Jonathan Simons, head of education at the centre-right Policy Exchange, said pilot studies could not find ‘any direct impact, purely from having a free school meal on things like childhood obesity or body mass index’.”

“He added: ‘So although it sounds like a nice thing to have, the evidence simply isn’t there to suggest it is a good use of money in tight financial circumstances.'”

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