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School meals 'reduce truancy', finds pilot project

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School-meals-kid-blog.jpgHealthy eating goes up and accidents and truancy go down when children are kept in school at lunchtime.

These are the findings of a pilot project in Glasgow where pupils at eight schools were kept in the grounds and offered activities alongside healthy food, according to the BBC.

More children ate school meals and staff reported less truancy and improved safety, as a result.

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