Expand free school meals eligibility ‘to reduce stigma’, DfE urged

Fiona Simpson
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Widening eligibility for free school meals could not only reduce the number of children facing food insecurity but remove the stigma felt by those who do receive them, researchers have said.

Children report feeling stressed about receiving free school meals, researchers warn. Picture: Adobe Stock
Children report feeling stressed about receiving free school meals, researchers warn. Picture: Adobe Stock

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