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One year on from the launch of free school meals for all infants in England, 95% of parents of the children taking up the offer are recognising the benefits for their child.
13 Sep 2015
The Department for Education has announced a further £10m UIFSM capital funding in 2015-16 to ensure that all schools can provide hot, healthy and appetising meals to their infant pupils.
27 Mar 2015
Schools Minister David Laws has written to local authorities about more funding to help schools serving universal infant free school meals (UIFSM). The Department for Education is now making an additional £20 million of capital funding available, from within the...
20 Oct 2014
The new golden age: universal infant free school meals and compulsory cooking in the curriculum begin
A huge thank you to everyone, in particular schools, cooks, and caterers, who have worked so hard over the past few months to make...
5 Sep 2014
The Minister has also written directly to headteachers, the school meals team, and Directors of Children's Services in each local authority to let them know these tools are available to them, and to thank them for their hard work...
24 Jun 2014
The Minister of State for Schools, David Laws, has today written to all school meals teams to thank them personally for all their hard work in preparation for universal infant free school meals. Click here to read the letter.
23 Jun 2014
The first round of Universal Infant Free School Meals Roadshows are now complete. There was a great turnout in all the regions, and the events received positive feedback for their inspirational, motivational and informative speakers, exhibitors and supporters. Schools,...
12 Jun 2014
Michael Gove and David Laws today published a joint Op-Ed in the Times, stating: 'We are not at war over free school lunches.'
15 May 2014
Share inspirational ideas and practical tips on how to create a great school food culture through a new online hub: www.schoolfoodplan.com/www
28 Apr 2014
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10 Apr 2014