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There is such a thing as a free lunch

This is an article for Seaside News

The 20th annual National School Meals Week took place at the beginning of November. It is the biggest healthy eating awareness week aimed at children in England and Wales.

In September, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced that from next year, every child in infant school in England will receive a free school lunchMoney is to be made available for the Welsh Labour Government to also introduce the policy, yet the First Minister is refusing to do so.

Every primary school pupil should be able to sit down to a hot, healthy lunch with their classmates every day. It will help with their studies and also ensure they are receiving a healthy diet.

Millions of parents across the country are feeling the squeeze. During the course of a year, the average familyspends £400 on lunch for each child. The Welsh Liberal Democrats are determined to ease the financial burden for these families and give every child the chance in life that they deserve, building a stronger economy and a fairer society.

We would like to see the Welsh Labour Government introduce a free hot lunch scheme for all children in reception, year 1 and year 2 in Wales.

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