UK: Soil Association criticises 'low quality' school meals
The UK government is failing to ensure that children at primary schools are given healthy food, with more money spent on prison food than primary school lunches, according to a new report. The daily amount spent on each child's school lunch can be as low as 31p (US$0.52), compared with around 60p spent on a prisoner's lunch, according to the Food For Life report published by the Soil Association. As a result, low quality processed food dominates school meals which are often high in fat, sugar and salt, the report said.
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