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Reception pupils in all city schools are treated to a free lunch

All young pupils attending school full-time (Reception) in Swansea for the first time this year are being offered the chance of a free lunch.


The primary school menu has a different choice of main meals and desserts every day over a three week period.

This year Swansea Council's School Meals Service has introduced new options such as chicken goujons and chicken chow mein, but will continue to serve old favourites like classic coast dinners and chicken curry.

There is also the option of different vegetables, salad, jacket potato, a bread basket, milk, fruit juice cordial or water every day.

In a bid to encourage parents to get their children to try out school meals, every child entering reception in Swansea is being given a voucher entitling them to a free meal before September 28.

Cllr Jennifer Raynor, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Education Improvement, Learning and Skills, said: "One of the anxieties some parents face is how can they be sure their child will eat and drink properly when they start attending school full-time.

"It's really important for their education that they get a nutritious, satisfying lunch to help them re-charge their batteries and to be at their best for afternoon lessons..

"That's where the school meal's service can help. Parents have the reassurance their child is getting a tasty and nutritionally balanced meal each day at school.

"It can help start healthy eating habits young and develop their confidence to make good choices within their meal. "

All the details of the new menu is available at

Parents and carers will also find information on eligibility for free school meals and how to make a claim for pupils new to the service from September.

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