Parents encouraged to take advantage of free school meals

One, Two, Three kids eat for free
Today is the start of a new school term with many young children set to begin their school journey. Parents across the city are being reminded that meals for primary 1-3 pupils can be enjoyed at lunchtime for free.
Since January 2015, universal free school meals have been available for P1 – P3 pupils and have been incredibly well received, with over five million lunches served during the first 24 months in Glasgow alone.
The policy helps to save parents up to £363 per child per year.
Fuel Zone’s 123 Choices menu gives pupils an extensive range of options to suit their dietary requirements, all of which are compliant with the Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act 2007.
Children can select a main meal alongside a drink with a dessert, also choosing as much fruit, vegetables, soup and bread as they like. Halal, vegetarian and medical dietary requirements are also available each day when required.
All Fuel Zone menus have been carefully crafted with input from pupils, parents and teachers.
Julia McCreadie, head of encore and facilities management, said: “We are pleased with the continuing uptake of free school meals across Glasgow.

“Around 85% of children are opting for a free meal at lunchtime, which is fantastic but it’s also important to get the message out to the parents of new pupils.

 “Our catering teams welcome the demand, offering even more options than ever before to suit pupil requirements.

“We strongly encourage parents to take full advantage of Fuel Zone’s offering, ensuring their children receive a healthy nutritional meal.”