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School meal prices are frozen in Derbyshire

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School dinner prices in Derbyshire have been frozen for when pupils return in September.

Members of Derbyshire Council’s cabinet have agreed the price of a primary school meal should stay at £1.95, and £2.30 at secondaries.

Coun Kevin Gillott, deputy leader and cabinet member for children and young people, said: “The benefits of a nutritious meal at lunchtime are well known. Children concentrate better in class and are ready to learn.

“Family budgets are being squeezed like never before so we have worked hard to keep the cost of providing meals down.”

The prize freeze comes as the number of children choosing to have a school meal in Derbyshire has gone up in the last 12 months.

 

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