Cost of school meals in Hull reduced

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Published: Friday 9th January 2015 by The News Editor

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The cost of lunchtime meals in schools in Hull has been reduced after the city council increased its subsidy.

The burden on parents has been reduced to 50p per day for children between the ages of seven and 11 following the move by Hull’s Health and Wellbeing Board.

The new price has been adopted by 68 out of the 71 primary schools in the city.

Additional funding has also been found to provide schools with school meals staff training and new or improved kitchen equipment. The move is aimed at driving up the number of children eating healthy school meals across the city.

Councillor Colin Inglis, chair of Hull’s Health and Wellbeing Board, said getting more children to eat healthy school meals would help to tackle obesity levels.

He added that reducing the cost to parents would also help to reduce the marginal poverty that many families in Hull are living in.

He said the new subsidy would leave parents who pay for their children to have school meals more than £120 a year better off.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Friday 9th January 2015 by The News Editor

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