Latest Free school meal Stories

2012-04-26 10:15:27

Alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug use among young people is a public health concern in the UK. The short and long term risks to health are well known and range from accidental injuries, violence, sexual ill-health and increased rates of chronic conditions and premature death. A range of policies have been directed at reducing substance use among English children. Despite this, the number of children taking substances remains substantial. In 2009, it was reported that 180,000 children aged 11...

2008-09-18 00:00:26

As the time fast approaches for parents who will be sending their kids to school for the very first time, what will they need to consider? The most pressing issue for a lot of families is choosing the right school - to the point where moving to a new area is an option. But the first thing to know is all places have to be applied for, regardless of how close you live to the school of your choice. Contact the local authority which will explain deadlines and how places will be allocated if...

2008-09-10 21:00:22

By Fiona Evans Bradford Council is running the pilot scheme in 90 per cent of the district's schools during the first half-term to boost the take- up of school meals.Council leader Kris Hopkins said: "Jamie Oliver highlighted the need for school meals to be both healthy and delicious, and I am pleased to say Bradford has been doing that for many years."Having dinner at school gives children an opportunity to socialise with other pupils and develop friendships outside of the classroom, as...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).