Healthy Food For Poorest Children Over Holidays

22 December 2018, 08:19 | Updated: 22 December 2018, 08:22

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Children from low-income families will have access to healthy food during the Christmas school holidays thanks to £100,000 from the Scottish Government.

The money will provide food and activities for more than 7,000 children from poorer backgrounds across Scotland.

Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell said: "We provide free school meals to all pupils in P1-P3 and families on low incomes, but we know it can be a struggle for families to provide affordable healthy food as well as fun activities for children during school breaks.

"No child should be going hungry but we know that costs can rise in the school holidays - particularly around Christmas. This extra support will make a huge difference to children and their families across the country."