Published On: Fri, Aug 22nd, 2014 on 1:41 pm

School meals in Kirklees could cost 5p more from January

Child Learning

A 5p rise in the cost of school meals in the Kirklees region has been proposed for next year.

There is usually an increase in price each September, but as there has been no increase this year, parents and carers could benefit from a few months where increased costs to the council have not been passed on.

An increase of 5p per meal in January next year in advance of the usual annual increase in September will be aimed at helping ensure that a ‘high quality’ of school meals is maintained.

Cllr Shabir Pandor, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “Our school meals mean that parents can feel confident that their child will receive a high quality, nutritionally balanced and enjoyable meal for around £2.

“This is still great value for money when compared to many other local authorities and other food outlets.”

The cost of a school meal in Kirklees will remain competitive compared to other areas.

Kirklees cabinet is to discuss the school meal price increase on 26 August.

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