across Burnham area start serving up daily school meals
across the Burnham-On-Sea area are this week serving up thousands
of free daily infant school meals for the first time after new
government legislation came into force.
County Council is working closely with the schools to ensure they
are fully compliant with the new legislation and able to provide
free nutritional school meals to all children in reception, year
1 and 2.
30 per cent of schools across Somerset had kitchens already in
place so a major programme of investment for schools by the Department
for Education and Somerset County Council has taken place over
the last year.
Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Children and Families at Somerset
County Council, said: "We are delighted to have met the Governments
requirement that all schools in Somerset can serve free nutritional
infant school meals from this September."
County Council and schools invested over £750,000 to increase
the capacity of a number of production kitchens and are creating
eight new kitchens. We
will also be using local and regional suppliers and distributors
as much as possible, which is good news for the local economy."
parents have any queries they must speak to the childs school
or call the county council's helpline on 0845 345 9122.