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Free school meals check
12:00am Thursday 30th August 2012 in News
HAMPSHIRE County Council has launched a new website for parents to check if their children are eligible for free school meals.
All Hampshire Local Authority schools and academies are covered by the site, with parents only needing to enter a few details to check their entitlement.
Should children qualify, their school will be automatically notified and the child can immediately start enjoying school meals.
Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) provides a hot, two-course meal for £2 throughout the school year.
The meal is nutritionally balanced in accordance with the Government’s nutritional standards for food in schools and provides a third of a child’s daily nutritional requirements.
HC3S can also cater for children with medically proven allergies, ensuring that meals are available for everyone.
Councillor Ken Thornber, leader of Hampshire County Council, said: “HC3S works closely with schools, pupils and parents to create varied menus that are healthy and tasty.
“With this scheme, even more children in Hampshire will be able to enjoy school meals.”
To check for eligibility, parents should go to hants.gov.uk/caterers and follow the link to Free School Meals.
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