Breakfast clubs, free school meals, and the changing landscape of benefits

Howson, John
April 2012
Education (14637073);4/27/2012, Issue 464, p9
The author discusses aspects about the changes in the benefit system that could deprive million of children from having free school meals in Great Britain. He concerns whether free school meals are actually an education benefit or part of family policy. He argues that the use of free school meals has been a cheap and handy measure to use to apportion the Pupil Premium cash along with other specific benefits.


Related Articles

  • Free school meals in small schools threatened.  // 14-19 Learning & Skills Bulletin;10/19/2016, Issue 206, p10 

    The article reports that over 2,800 schools had lost out on a total of 6.5 million British pounds worth of grants to support universal free school meals across Great Britain, which was revealed by leaked data from then Small School Taskforce report by the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary...

  • Family-style service at lunch.  // Food Management;Feb2000, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p13 

    Discusses the University of Kansas study which showed that 15-20 percent of entrees served at United States elementary school cafeterias were wasted. Way to reduce food waste; Advantage of family-style service.

  • Snack Attack. Lawn, John // Food Management;Apr2001, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p16 

    Focuses on a USDA report criticizing in-school snack and soft drink sales. Competition between nutritional and school foodservice authorities and snack food and soft drink vendors; Other issues associated with in-school availability of 'competitive foods'; Call for additional regulation.

  • Lunches pass the grade, but students don't eat.  // FoodService Director;10/15/98, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p6 

    Cites an article published in the September 1998 issue of `Consumer Reports' magazine, which surveyed school lunches at a dozen elementary and middle schools in the United States. Analysis of the nutrition content for a week's worth of menus; Tendency of school children to avoid vegetables,...

  • Palm Beach City Schools: Summer program provides free lunch to under-18 kids.  // FoodService Director;07/15/99, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p19 

    Announces that Palm Beach County Schools in Florida plan to offer a free lunch program to children 18 years old or under. Source of the program's funds; Aim of the program; Why the program will not be offered at every school.

  • What they like and eat. Pearl, Anita R. // FoodService Director;07/15/2000, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p88 

    Reports on the popular foods in some schools in the United States. Salad-made exhibition-style in the dining room at The School at Church Farm; Family-style meals at the Wooster School in Danbury, Connecticut; Popularity of pizzas at the Desert Sands Unified school district in California.

  • WITH MORE DO-IT-YOURSELF: Blair Academy redesign improves customer 'flow'. Chater, Amanda // FoodService Director;1/15/2002, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p36 

    Reports on the increase in the number of students eating at the improved servery and dining room at Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey since it reopened. Change in the entire layout of the servery; Increase in food variety; Cost of the entire renovation.

  • Foundation Receives Grant for New Project.  // Food Management;May2000, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p24 

    Reports that the American School Food Service Association (ASFSA) affiliate, School Food Service Foundation has received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to implement the School Cafeterias as Community Kitchens Project. Objectives of the program; Comments of ASFSA...

  • ASFSA selects 3 school districts for Community Kitchen Project.  // Nation's Restaurant News;06/04/2001, Vol. 35 Issue 23, p20 

    Presents information on the community kitchen initiative of the American School Food Service Association. Selection of the pilot schools for their involvement in the community; Emphasis of the program on nutritious foods.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics