Marcus Rashford enlists Jamie Oliver to demand No10 ‘urgently reviews’ school meals

Have children been receiving school meals during the pandemic? Yes. The Government said schools in England should provide meal options for all eligible pupils, including vulnerable children and the children of key workers, regardless of whether they are being educated in the classroom or at home. Meals should be available free of charge to all … Read more Marcus Rashford enlists Jamie Oliver to demand No10 ‘urgently reviews’ school meals

Fresh free school meals row as union warns poor families will NOT get food over February half-term

Meal scheme will switch for half-term  The free meal system for school pupils will change over the February half term – as the government tries to balance its books by using a different department’s funding for the food. In a switchover that has the potential to spark some administration issues, meals for those that need … Read more Fresh free school meals row as union warns poor families will NOT get food over February half-term

Priti Patel calls for ‘action’ against food firm Chartwells behind ‘appalling’ free school meals

Priti Patel today called for the £24.8billion-earning company behind the meal parcel that sparked the school dinner scandal to be punished, declaring ‘they should be ashamed of themselves’. The Home Secretary described the food package from Compass group-owned Chartwells as an ‘appalling display’ that was ‘totally unacceptable’. A government investigation is currently underway into the meal, … Read more Priti Patel calls for ‘action’ against food firm Chartwells behind ‘appalling’ free school meals

Free school meals: Chartwells to include breakfast after criticism

Catering firm Chartwells has announced it will start including breakfast in free school meal deliveries in response to the fierce criticism of its meagre parcels.  The under-fire schools food provider has apologised and vowed to raise standards after parents railed against the paltry lunches it was sending their children.    Boris Johnson branded the boxes of … Read more Free school meals: Chartwells to include breakfast after criticism

Catering firm Chartwells at centre of free school meals scandal says it will now include breakfast

Catering firm Chartwells has announced it will start including breakfast in free school meal deliveries in response to the fierce criticism of its meagre parcels.  The under-fire schools food provider has apologised and vowed to raise standards after parents railed against the paltry lunches it was sending their children.    Boris Johnson branded the boxes of … Read more Catering firm Chartwells at centre of free school meals scandal says it will now include breakfast

Free school meals: Marcus Rashford prompts another government U-turn

Parents will be able to claim food vouchers from next week after an outcry over paltry free school meal parcels forced another Government U-turn. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson today announced he would be reintroducing the £15 vouchers from January 18. He told MPs he was ‘absolutely disgusted’ by images shared by angry parents laying bare … Read more Free school meals: Marcus Rashford prompts another government U-turn

So where IS all the free school meals cash going?

A perfect storm of problems besetting the school system saw £88.3million of free meal funding vanish a year – while some is split off to pay staff wages and water bills. The government provides £2.34 for each eligible pupil per day, which has been increased in the third lockdown by £3.50 a week. But in … Read more So where IS all the free school meals cash going?

Genius trick means you can cook TWO separate meals in a slow cooker at the same time 

The only meal prep hack you need: Genius trick means you can cook TWO separate meals in a slow cooker at the same time A home cook has impressed hundreds online with a genius meal prepping hack The trick involves using liner bags to cook two meals at once in a slow cooker The bags prevent … Read more Genius trick means you can cook TWO separate meals in a slow cooker at the same time 

McDonald’s stops serving takeaway meals at ALL UK branches

McDonald’s stops serving takeaway meals at ALL UK and Ireland branches due to Covid – but will offer drive-thru and deliveries By Mark Duell for MailOnline Published: 08:10 GMT, 6 January 2021 | Updated: 08:18 GMT, 6 January 2021 McDonald’s is closing all its 1,300 restaurants across Britain for walk-in takeaway after England was plunged … Read more McDonald’s stops serving takeaway meals at ALL UK branches

Eamonn Holmes used to eat SEVEN meals BEFORE lunchtime presenting morning TV

Eamonn Holmes blames his weight gain on his role as a morning TV presenter… claiming he’d eat SEVEN meals BEFORE lunchtime By Andrew Bullock For Mailonline Published: 00:39 GMT, 5 January 2021 | Updated: 00:39 GMT, 5 January 2021 Eamonn Holmes has said that being a morning TV presenter ‘ages’ you – and leads to … Read more Eamonn Holmes used to eat SEVEN meals BEFORE lunchtime presenting morning TV