Sharpened appetites

9th June 2006 at 01:00
The number of pupils eating school meals has dropped overall by 0.6 per cent under the Hungry for Success initiative. While uptake in primary schools rose slightly, this was offset by a fall in secondary and special schools.

Peter Peacock, Education Minister, said: "Councils which phased in menu changes and involved pupils had consistently higher participation rates.

Where change happened too quickly or was not as well planned, we saw uptake fall but that trend is now being reversed."

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