Incentive to increase school meals

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WIGAN schools can now sign up for a package of support worth over £2,000 to increase the number of pupils having school meals.

The programme is funded by the Department for Education for schools with below-average meal take-up.

It is delivered by national school food experts the Food for Life Partnership and comprises of up to six training events for school leaders, caterers and school cooks, tailored online planning, specialist resources and support from expert regional staff.

Caterers who work with eligible schools are also able to access expert advice through the Food for Life Catering Mark, a scheme that works with caterers throughout the UK to support and accredit the provision of freshly prepared, well sourced and healthy meals.

For details visit www.foodforlife.org.uk/takeup