Parents are furious after schools banned packed lunches to reduce plastic waste, Daily Mail is reporting.
The HEART Education Trust said it would make a ‘positive difference to preserving the planet for our children’.
After the Christmas break, all children aged four to seven will be forced to have a hot lunch provided by the school.
Trust boss Hazel Cubbage said: ‘It seems ridiculous for parents to struggle to plan and pay for lunches when we can provide them for free.’
It said the change will come in from January 6, and that children will get a choice of four options from a ‘new lunch menu’.
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