Food and drink
Section 7: Promotion of school lunches
32.Section 7 of the Act inserts a new section 53A into the 1980 Act. Subsection (1)(a) of new section 53A requires education authorities to implement methods of promoting the availability of school lunches whereas subsection (1)(b) requires education authorities to encourage the uptake of those lunches.
33.Subsection (2) of new section 53A requires that education authorities take reasonable steps to ensure that those who are eligible to receive free school lunches actually take advantage of their entitlement.