Schools encouraged to tackle the takeaways

15th January 2012

Schools are to be given new freedoms to help them to take-o​n takeaway outlets and boost the uptake of school lunches and tackle obesity. Currently, schools need special permission not to charge everyone the same amount per item. The changes introduced by the Government and due to come in force from September 2012, will allow schools to offer price promotions with less red tape. Examples of potential school meal deals include offers for pupils starting a new school to get them into the canteen, special prices for siblings regularly eating school meals, or cheap deals for different year groups each day.