Free School Meals and Healthy Start Scheme

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st June 2022.

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Photo of Mike Amesbury Mike Amesbury Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

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.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

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.

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