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York's free school meals plan isn't working, claims former council boss

A FORMER Lib Dem council leader has challenged York Labour’s flagship £100,000-a-year free school meals pilot

Claiming it’s a waste of money that is doing little to help children eat more healthily.

Figures obtained by Steve Galloway under a Freedom of Information request seem to suggest that only 26 more children every day are eating a proper cooked school lunch at Westfield Primary School now than before the pilot was launched.

According to the figures obtained by Mr Galloway, a total of 284 children at Westfield ate a hot school lunch on December 20 last year, before the pilot scheme was introduced.

 

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