||<p><br>The Government actively supports the provision of nutritious food in schools.
Free school meals are provided to the most disadvantaged pupils as well as to every
pupil in reception, year 1 and year 2. We are also investing £10 million a year into
school healthy breakfast clubs.</p><p> </p><p>The new School Food Standards regulations
came into force on 1 January 2015 and can be found at: <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1603/contents/made"
regulations apply to local authority maintained schools, academies that opened prior
to September 2010 and academies and free schools entering into a funding agreement
from June 2014. The School Food Standards regulate the food and drink provided at
both lunchtime and at other times of the school day, including, for example, breakfast
clubs, tuck shops, mid-morning break, vending and after school clubs.</p><p> </p><p>This
Government is committed to ensuring that the welfare system is a strong safety net
for those that need it; that is why it continues to spend over £90 billion a year
on benefits for people of working age.</p><p>Work remains the best route out of poverty
and we are introducing major reforms including Universal Credit to strengthen incentives
for parents to move into and progress in work.</p><p>This Government’s policies means
that there are now 608,000 fewer children in workless households compared with 2010.</p>