The petition is now closed.

We collected 271,677 signatures from the length and breadth the country. When we started out, we thought we'd get maybe 20,000 signatures, so to get this many is staggering and a real wake up call! The government announced it will spend an extra £280m to tackle the problem and improve school meals. From everyone involved in the FMB campaign, thank you for your support!

Over the next three years, school meal ingredients will be improved, areas with poor school meal services will be targeted and school catering staff will get better training.

Also, a new School Food Trust is to give independent advice to schools and parents to improve the standard of school dinners.

Read more about the government's plans