All primary school children in Cambridge will benefit from free school meals under Liberal Democrat plans to extend the scheme.
Julian Huppert, who joined the pupils at the city’s Spinney School last September to find out how the initial phase of the plan was working, said the initiative would save money on the family budget and give children a healthy lunchtime meal.
The move would benefit more than 200,000 children across the East of England saving around £400 per child a year.
Julian, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge said: “Our free school meals have been well received in the city and it was great to see the youngsters at Spinney School enjoying lunch with their friends.
“Studies have shown than free school meals lead to children eating healthier food and improve concentration and results.
“We want to make sure that all children have the best chance to make the most of their education. Our free school meals for all primary children along with our Pupil Premium to help disadvantaged youngsters and free nursery school places go a long way to helping to achieve that.”