Primary pupils are starting to receive free school meals as part of a pilot project in five parts of Scotland. The scheme for all children in the first three years of school is under way in Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire.
They will be followed in the coming days and weeks by schools in East Ayrshire, Fife and the Borders. The Scottish Government has invested £5m in the pilot scheme, with about 8,500 additional pupils expected to take up the offer in Glasgow alone.
The city already has free fruit, milk and mains-fed water coolers in its schools.
The six-month pilot has been set up to see if providing a nutritious lunch for all children could help improve their diets.