Sunday, June 25, 2006

Meals bills 'need to soar by 40 per cent'

The Observer

By Jay Rayner

The outgoing head of the School Food Trust has demanded that the government increase spending on school meals by 40 per cent, from the present 50p per meal in primary schools to 70p.
Dame Suzi Leather, who resigned last week from the trust set up by Tony Blair to oversee improvements to school meals in response to a public outcry over standards, following last year's TV campaign by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, said the government's plans were 'inadequate'. Last month Alan Johnson, the new Education Secretary, announced that primary schools should be spending at least 50p on ingredients for each meal, and secondary schools 60p.


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