Free School Meals
We aim to provide all primary and secondary children with free school meals, with an emphasis on developing local supply chains, supporting local farmers and local businesses.
As a first phase of introducing this policy, a Plaid Cymru Government will raise the eligibility threshold so that children in every household in receipt of Universal Credit receives free school meals. We will then set a timetable to extend free school meal provision to every pupil, beginning with universal free school meals for infants, then all primary school children by the end of our first term.
Food and its production will be embedded in the life of our schools. With contracts procured locally wherever possible so that children will learn where their food comes from and develop the habit of eating nutritious, locally produced food early in life, meaning they will be healthier, with benefits for economy and the environment.
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