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Unhealthy school meals warning

More than a million children could be eating an unhealthy lunch because their schools are exempt from tough food standards, council leaders have warned. The Local Government Association claims some schools are "ducking their moral responsibility".

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One million children 'eating unhealthy school meals'

More than a million children could be eating unhealthily at lunchtime because their schools are exempt from tough food standards, council leaders have warned.

The LGA has reissued its call to the Government to set a single standard for school meals Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Free schools and academies that opt out of national regulations are "ducking their moral duty" to make sure school children receive healthy meals, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

The LGA issued a fresh call to the Government to introduce a single standard that applies to all schools to ensure every pupil has access to a healthy lunch.

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