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How did universal infant free school meals affect children's bodyweight?


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Since September 2014 all infants in state-funded English schools (those in the first three years in school, or children aged 4-7) have been eligible to receive a free school meal at lunchtime under the Universal Infant Free School Meals policy (UIFSM).


Education, Child Development, Public Policy, and Health

Links; Impact of the Universal Free School Meal policy - project website -

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