UK cost-of-living woes stir push for more free school meals


              Catering manager Matthew Wright, center, prepares meals at Hillstone Primary School, in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. For some children in low-income areas in England, a school lunch may be the only nutritious hot meal they get in a day. School lunches are given for free to all younger children in England and to some of the poorest families. But the Food Foundation charity estimates that there are 800,000 children in England living in poverty who are not eligible for the free meals. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
            
              A general view of pupils during lunch hour at Hillstone Primary School, in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. For some children in low-income areas in England, a school lunch may be the only nutritious hot meal they get in a day. School lunches are given for free to all younger children in England and to some of the poorest families. But the Food Foundation charity estimates that there are 800,000 children in England living in poverty who are not eligible for the free meals. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
            
              A view of School Chef of the Year Highly Commended Award plague at Hillstone Primary School, in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. For some children in low-income areas in England, a school lunch may be the only nutritious hot meal they get in a day. School lunches are given for free to all younger children in England and to some of the poorest families. But the Food Foundation charity estimates that there are 800,000 children in England living in poverty who are not eligible for the free meals. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
            
              A general view of pupils during lunch hour at Hillstone Primary School, in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. For some children in low-income areas in England, a school lunch may be the only nutritious hot meal they get in a day. School lunches are given for free to all younger children in England and to some of the poorest families. But the Food Foundation charity estimates that there are 800,000 children in England living in poverty who are not eligible for the free meals. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
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              A general view of pupils during lunch hour at Hillstone Primary School, in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. For some children in low-income areas in England, a school lunch may be the only nutritious hot meal they get in a day. School lunches are given for free to all younger children in England and to some of the poorest families. But the Food Foundation charity estimates that there are 800,000 children in England living in poverty who are not eligible for the free meals. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
            
              A general view of pupils during lunch hour at Hillstone Primary School, in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. For some children in low-income areas in England, a school lunch may be the only nutritious hot meal they get in a day. School lunches are given for free to all younger children in England and to some of the poorest families. But the Food Foundation charity estimates that there are 800,000 children in England living in poverty who are not eligible for the free meals. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
            
              A general view of pupils during lunch hour at Hillstone Primary School, in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. For some children in low-income areas in England, a school lunch may be the only nutritious hot meal they get in a day. School lunches are given for free to all younger children in England and to some of the poorest families. But the Food Foundation charity estimates that there are 800,000 children in England living in poverty who are not eligible for the free meals. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
UK cost-of-living woes stir push for more free school meals