Campaigners raised concerns yesterday that school dinners are at risk after the government failed to introduce rules for proper kitchens and canteens.
They claim new school premises regulations have been watered down and do not clearly state a requirement for schools to have adequate facilities to provide meals for pupils.
Children are more likely to choose school meals if they are cooked from scratch, according to the Children's Food Trust.
The previous regulations said that schools must provide buildings which "allow for the preparation or serving of food and drinks and the washing of crockery and other utensils."
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