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Mayor Oh Vows to Swiftly Provide Free Lunches at Kindergartens, Daycare Centers

Write: 2021-05-04 13:52:10Update: 2021-05-04 14:26:39

Mayor Oh Vows to Swiftly Provide Free Lunches at Kindergartens, Daycare Centers

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Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon vowed to push to swiftly provide free lunches to kindergartens through consultation with the city council.

At a press briefing after attending Tuesday's Cabinet meeting, Oh said he revealed plans to calculate the exact cost per meal and conduct a study to determine the total amount of municipal support needed.

The mayor said he also urged the central government to look into offering a similar program for daycare centers to provide similar support.

The move towards the free lunch program comes amid a growing consensus that the quality of meals and snacks cannot be guaranteed under the current price standards.

In Seoul, the average cost of a meal at kindergartens stands at three-thousand-100 won, while it ranges from two-thousand-600 to three-thousand won at daycare centers.

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