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Free School Meals and Healthy Start Scheme

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 17098, tabled on 13 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will expand access to (a) availability of Healthy Start Vouchers and (b) the eligibility criteria for Free School Meals to include all children facing food insecurity.

Answered on

21 June 2022

The eligibility criteria for the Healthy Start scheme is kept under continuous review. There are currently no plans to expand access to and availability of Healthy Start to all children who are facing food insecurity. Free School Meals is the responsibility of the Department for Education.