Annal Nayyar reports on Headteachers urged to charge less for healthy school meals

A Government commissioned School Food Plan recommends that schools consider banning packed lunches and reducing the price of school meals. Authors of the plan Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent, founders of the Leon restaurant chain, found that most schools provide nutritious meals

but that more than half of children take packed lunches to school and, in most cases, these are nutritionally poor. The plan suggests that items such as sugary drinks, confectionary and

crisps should be banned from lunch boxes. Many schools already have policies along these lines.

Dimbleby says: ‘I would ban packed lunches if it was my school, but I think there are other ways. There’s a strong libertarian streak in the English and some head teachers might think that’s

a battle they don’t want to fight.’

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