Ford A, Eadie D & Stead M (2015) Process evaluation of the implementation of Universal Free School Meals: Research with parents. NHS Health Scotland. https://www.healthscotland.com/documents/26326.aspx
This study was conducted as part of a process evaluation to assess implementation, uptake and any unintended consequences of the Universal Free School Meal (UFSM) Policy for Primary 1 to 3 children in Scotland. The process evaluation utilised a mixed methods approach divided into three linked research streams over two phases: research at local authority level, research at school level and research with parents. Together the three streams of research will provide a comprehensive overview of implementation and uptake of UFSM. This report focuses exclusively on the findings from the research with parents. The findings from the research with local authorities and schools will be published at the end of the study.