More school meals served in Hampshire

Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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NEW figures from Hampshire County Council show more primary schoolchildren than ever before are eating school dinners.

A further 600,000 meals were dished up in Hampshire’s primary schools by the council’s catering service, HC3S.

This is compared to last year, making a total of 7.4m meals served during 2012/13. The figure represents an increase of eight per cent on the previous year.

Councillor Mel Kendal, said: ‘These latest figures show that school meals in Hampshire have never before been so popular, and are going from strength to strength.

‘Not only are they full of quality and healthy ingredients, but they are also delicious, and offer excellent value for money for parents as the price of a meal has remained at £2 for the last five years.’