DfE stands by cutting school meal portions to save cash

According to TES, the government has defended suggestions from school cost-cutting advisers, including reducing meal portion sizes.

Referring to the MPs’ description of “disturbing reports” that the DfE was spending millions on SMRAs, with suggestions including “cutting children’s food portions”, the department stood by the suggestion to limit portion sizes at Chapeltown Academy Trust in Sheffield.

The recommendation around reducing lunch portions was made after the SRMA reviewed the trust’s catering with the business manager and found a large amount of food waste,” the Department for Education said.

“These recommendations were intended to support the trust to make best use of their catering facilities rather than make savings.”

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