By Dan Walsh
Five Wexford schools benefitting an additional 1,624 primary school pupils has been added to the Hot Meals Programme.
The schools being invited to participate are currently availing of the cold lunch option under the School Meals Programme. They are Clonroche National School, St Senan’s National School, Enniscorthy, Scoil Náisiúnta Bhantiarna Lourdes, Convent of Mercy and Scoil Nais Realta Na Mara.
Welcoming the announcement Deputy Paul Kehoe stated: “Receiving a hot meal in the middle of the day is so important for nutrition but also for a child’s mental and physical wellbeing.
“It also leads to better educational outcomes and an improvement in the overall wellbeing of our children.
“I am continuing to work with my colleagues in Government to push for further progress in the coming months that will result in future expansions of this really important programme once again,” concluded Deputy Kehoe.