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CHILDREN will be able to enjoy tastier school dinners after the summer holidays.

Primary schools in Hampshire will be serving a range of new meals including Spanish chicken and Italian tomato pasta.

And the ingredients for these new meals come from local produce.

The vegetables will be sourced from schools in the area and the produce will come from the New Forest.

The price of the meals will stay at £2.

Councillor Keith Mans, executive lead member for children’s services at Hampshire County Council, said: ‘The school meals service provides nutritious meals, working closely with schools, pupils and parents to create varied menus that are healthy and tasty.

‘It also plays an important role in the development of healthy eating habits among children, which can be key to preventing problems such as obesity.

‘There is work to do to ensure schools can support the provision of school meals as uptake increases.’