Children: Malnutrition:Written question - 912333

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Asked on: 09 September 2019
Department for Education
Children: Malnutrition
Commons
What estimate his Department has made of the number of children who went hungry over the 2019 school summer holiday.
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Answered by: Mrs Kemi Badenoch
Answered on: 09 September 2019

We do not collect this information, but our Holiday Activities and Food programme has supported children from disadvantaged families over the last 2 summers.

In 2018, we provided £2 million funding that reached over 18,000 pupils.

This year, we more than quadrupled our funding, so that even more disadvantaged children benefitted from healthy food and enriching activities.

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