Cllr Chris Cunningham reminds parents that young school children can claim free lunches

Cllr Chris Cunningham is reminding parents across Glasgow that meals for primary 1-3 pupils can be enjoyed at lunchtime for free.

With the start of the school term just around the corner, the City Convener for Education, Skills & Early Years has joined Cordia, the arm’s length organisation which provides school meals, at a session giving parents the opportunity to sample menus and hear about their nutritional value.

Introduced by the SNP at Holyrood in January 2015, universal free school meals for P1 – P3 pupils have been incredibly well received, with over five million lunches served during the first 24 months in Glasgow alone.

The policy helps to save parents up to £363 per child per year.

Speaking to the Evening Times, Cllr Chris Cunningham said:

“Our school meals are healthy, nutritious and very tasty, all the correct ingredients that will help boost our pupils’ energy and concentration levels after lunch.

“The universal free school meals for all P1 to P3 has been welcomed by many families and I would encourage all new parents to sample the school meals with their children when they get the opportunity.”

Read more in the Evening Times here.


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