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School Meals

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 26 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average cost of food used in a school dinner was in the latest period for which a figure is available. (95683)

The average ingredient cost for a two course school meal in 2005/06 was 52p in primary schools and 67.2p in secondary schools. These data are taken from the “First Annual survey of take up of school meals in England” carried out by the School Food Trust. The full survey can be viewed at