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Discussion in 'Personal' started by delmamerchant, Apr 22, 2017.
What if they aren't able?
Why should everyone get a free school meal without it being means tested? What a rediculous suggestion that if you don't agree you should pay the school, why when you go to work to fend for your family should you then pay for someone else to have lunch. This is not an issue to do with social conscience at all.
Hold on.....did I miss the smiley emoticon
I used to love going home for lunch.
The issue re serving it in courses is that students arrive at any given time, within a certain time frame. Ditto, re the fruit bowl remaining full.
As is already in place, free school meals for those receiving benefits.
Much of the research shows that it is those on lowest incomes, and with more time that eat an unhealthy diet.
I'm with you 100%
No way are we going to get rid of the numerous choices that are on the menu.
I think perhaps the proposed policy was a desperate people pleaser policy
There are some working poor who do NOT qualify for FSM.
Yes, because schools are already in austerity measures. Teachers not being replaced and increased workload.
If people are simultaneously crying out for Child Benefit to be means tested,. This makes no sense at all.
How will they use the free school meal data if they do this?
No child will go hungry why on Earth do u think this?
The parents of primary school children, those who do not qualify for free school meals pay the school via the school office in some form.
Who remembers free milk for all? That I would agree with..Maybe
Students still bring them in many schools regardless of postcode as part if their lunch snack...and some schools turned a blind eye to it sadly...
Yes. this gapl needs to be closed. I think anyone who qualifies for working tax credit should qualify for free school meals.
I completely agree with this.
It would have been life changing for the families who I came across, who didn't qualify for FSM but who struggled to pay for dinners or provide the packed lunches.
This is a definite income gap that to me needs more government focus rather than free meals for all.
As previously stated, free school meals are already available to those who qualify. The annoying gap for the working parents who struggle to pay for meals needs to be closed.
How about Supermarkets giving their unused stock of bread, salad, fruit, meat, fish to schools instead of landfill?