No child to be refused food at school no matter the status of their lunch account balance

No child to be refused food at school no matter the status of their lunch account balance

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Every day school children are refused food or a meal at school for lunch because the lunch account balance has insufficient funds. Sadly on many occasions this is due to the parents struggling financially and unable to qualify for free school meals for their children whether in secondary or primary school.

many medical experts claim that children need a good meal to focus and thrive in their day, by refusing a child food on the grounds of insufficient credit is robbing them of the opportunity and right to focus and thrive.

if a parent does not provide the child with meals during the day they are deemed to be neglecting that child and causing abuse to that child. By refusing a child food the school is doing the same. Sadly in many cases a meal at school is sometimes the only meal a child will have in that day.

It is never the child’s fault that their Lunch balance is in sufficient and they should not carry the sins and burdens of those around them. It is my belief every child should have Food available to them every day no matter the circumstances.

by making it law that are child must be given food at school for lunch if a packed lunch has not been provided and even when their credit is insufficient assures that that child needs are being met and that child is being safeguarded.

Insufficient nutrition during the day can affect a child’s development. The embarrassment and stigma of being turned away and refused a meal can deeply affect a child’s mental health.

I am a true believer that no child should go hungry that is why I am asking for children to be protected and fed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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