Angry parents have protested after four primary schools vowed to ban packed lunches…
Oh, good grief, not another obesity campaign?
…in a bid to cut down on single-use plastic to ‘preserve the planet for the children’ and to make them healthier.
Oh, god! They’ve joined with the Green cult in an unholy alliance!
Hundreds signed a petition after schools managed by the Heart Education Trust wrote to parents, informing them of the group’s decision to implement compulsory hot lunches across four schools in Norwich, Norfolk.
The change will take place after the Christmas break and will include all early years, key stage one and key stage two children.
The trust claims that any packed lunches taken in will be returned uneaten as it tries to cut back on plastic and food waste to ‘make a positive difference to preserving the planet for our children.’
After it received backlash from parents the school also added that it had been ‘disappointed that parents were not supportive of the proposal’.
Perhaps you should have asked them first, then, rather than impose it. That does tend to get people’s backs up…
‘Research shows that only 1 per cent of home packed lunches meet the nutritional standards that apply to school food.
‘Healthy food is vital to children’s concentration, learning, mood and well-being. We are passionate about our children having the healthiest start to life possible.’
There it is again. When did children become a community resource that a school believes it has an interest in beyond the teaching of them..?