South Swindon MP Robert Buckland was promoting healthy food in October with visits to Tregoze and Peatmoor primary schools.
At Tregoze he enjoyed a jacket potato, tuna and salad with children and talked about the importance of a good lunch to aid concentration levels during afternoon classes.
Next year the coalition Government will fund free hot lunches for every child in reception, Years 1 and 2 at schools in England, as recommended by the School Food Plan in July this year.
Robert said: “The Government has largely adopted the plan which showed levels of concentration improved when children had a hot meal.
Robert’s lunchtime visit took place on international Roald Dahl day which gave children an excuse to dress up as their favourite character.
“At the moment there are many families entitled to free school lunches who do not take them up. This universal provision means that all children in the first three years of primary school will be eligible for a hot, healthy meal.
“I enjoyed my lunch at Tregoze, so did the children. But it was quite surreal that I was surrounded by Roald Dahl characters.”
Robert acted as milk monitor on 4 October at Peatmoor Community School in celebration of World School Milk Day.
He said: "It was great to promote the vital nutritional role of milk for growing children."
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