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Free school meals have lead to "healthy children and ultimately a better performance at school," said the head of a north London primary.
Headteacher at St Mark's primary school, Calvin Henry, readily supported free school meals for infants and had already implemented the policy at his school.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced that every infant in England will receive a free school lunch from September 2014.
The announcement follows a pilot scheme which was carried out in schools across the country, including St Godric's RC Primary in Durham.
Mr Clegg says the scheme will save parents more than £400 a year.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced the Government plans to provide free school meals for infants in England.
Here is a segment of the speech the Liberal Democrat leader will make in Glasgow on Wednesday:
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced that every child in infant school will receive a free school lunch.
Under a new Government-funded scheme, children in reception, year 1 and year 2 at schools in England will be given a hot, healthy school lunch to help save families more than £400 a year per child.
Universal free school meals for primary school pupils were a key recommendation in a recent review of school food produced independently for the Department for Education.
Pilots took place across the country, including St Godric's RC Primary in Durham, which found that where all children had been given a free school dinner, students were academically months ahead of their peers elsewhere and more likely to eat vegetables at lunchtime.