Doctors back complaint over axing of extension of free school meals

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 24 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3388
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    Senior doctors have written to the education secretary, Michael Gove, urging him to review plans to axe an extension of free school meals to 500 000 children from low income families. At the moment only children whose parents receive unemployment benefit are entitled to free school meals.

    The Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health added their voices to a coalition of “deeply concerned” groups that also includes the Royal College of Nursing, three teaching unions, Diabetes UK, and the Children’s Food …

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