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Over 6,500 primary school children to receive hot meals from this September




Over 6,500 primary school children are to receive a hot meals under a new pilot scheme beginning this September.

In a move which was announced by the Minister for Social Protection Regina in last year’s Budget, a total of 36 primary schools will take part in the Hot Meals Programme.

Under the new initiative students will be given two meals a day which will include vegetarian and vegan options.

It is understood the programme is backed in an effort to combat food poverty around the country.

The pilot scheme is likely to be expanded in 2020 following a review.

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