Parents plan protest after hot meals are taken off the menu

9th February 2001 at 00:00
PARENTS are staging protests after a local authority stopped offering youngsters a hot dinner at school - even on a chilly winter's day. They believe that by providing only cold lunches, West Sussex County Council will be breaching the spirit of new nutritional regulations that coe into force on April 1 and strongly recommend schools offer hot food, particularly during winter. Since 1991, seven councils have stopped serving hot lunches in primary schools - Lincolnshire, Hereford, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Somerset, Worcestershire and West Sussex.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today