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Publication name: Monitoring changes in school meal uptake following the introduction of Universal Free School Meals for P1–P3 pupils in Scotland
Date: 26 October 2015
Description: This report presents analysis of data collected through the Healthy Living Survey on school meal uptake.

This data has been used to evaluate the Universal Free School Meals policy for primary 1 to 3 pupils, which was introduced in January 2015.

School meal data for 2014 and 2015 were analysed to monitor change in free meal and school meal (free and paid) uptake in Scottish primary schools.

This data were also used as indicators for the distribution of financial benefits, generated by families taking free school meals, and nutritional benefits, for children who consume a school meal over a packed lunch.

This research is part of a larger evaluation of Universal Free School Meals, being led by NHS Health Scotland.
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