This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Petition Keep Universal Infant Free School Meals in schools in England

In September 2014 the government introduced UIFSM in schools in England. There have recently been a number of reports in the media that the government are considering scrapping UIFSM to save money.
We are calling on the government to back UIFSM and not scrap it.

This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months

43,261 signatures

100,000

Government responded

The Government is currently conducting a Spending Review across all its programmes. No decisions have yet been taken.

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The Government is currently conducting a Spending Review across all its programmes. Therefore, every policy across Whitehall is being reviewed as part of this process and no decisions have yet been taken.

We want to give every child, regardless of their background, the very best start in life. This is at the heart of what we are doing with school food. We have made real progress and the new School Food Standards mean that pupils of all ages, including infants, are eating good, nutritious food which we know helps children to concentrate in the classroom and supports healthy lifestyles.

Department for Education