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
Every child at infant school in England will receive a free school meal from next September, Nick Clegg announced today.
The policy fits in with what the Lib Dems have been trying to get across - that the party are having an effect in the coalition.