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Last Updated: Monday March 21 2005 09:32 GMT

PM promises healthy school food

School lunch
The prime minister says school dinners will get much healthier after lots of pressure from parents about junk food on the menu.

It's one of a list of things Tony Blair says the government must to to make children's lives better in the future.

The plans, called a manifesto, include extra cash to improve school kitchens, and more help for dinner ladies.

"It may take a little time to change children's tastes, but it will be worth the effort," Mr Blair said.

The manifesto document is a list of all the things the government says it hopes to achieve if it wins the next election.

Other plans include:

  • A clampdown on the sale of cigarettes to under 16's
  • Working towards ALL children getting a good education and proper healthcare
  • Extra money to keep teenagers off the streets
  • Improve parenting skills
  • Teaching children how to stay safe online



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