Report authors tweet pride over free school meals

The authors of the original School Food Plan which called for the introduction of free school meals have praised the Government for introducing free meals for infant school children in England.

Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent, who co-authored the Government-commissioned review into school meals, tweeted their pride at the new policy:


proud of our country tonight. Universal Free School meals for the first three years of primary school. #schoolfoodplan well done the govt


Universal free school meals for reception, year 1, and year 2. From next september. WOWSER. #schoolfood

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Critics attack free meals cost

Concerns are being raised about the Government's ability to afford a £1 billion giveaway handing all children under eight free school meals alongside a likely tax break for married couples.