Just Bloody Teach Them To Read, Write And Add Up!

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.’

‘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..?

4 comments for “Just Bloody Teach Them To Read, Write And Add Up!

  1. Ed P
    January 3, 2020 at 10:55 am

    I’m sure that healthy food is important for all, not just youngsters.
    (NHS take note: too many unwell people are fed crap in hospitals, where good nutrition has been proven to shorten recovery times after traumas.)

    But why not offer it as an alternative to packed lunches? If the food is good it will be accepted.

    • January 5, 2020 at 6:39 am

      Because ‘choice’ is the ultimate bad word, to the progressives…

  2. Stonyground
    January 4, 2020 at 8:49 am

    When I was at school in the sixties and seventies nobody took packed lunches, everyone had school dinners. We joked about them but they were good wholesome basic fair really. Nobody was obsessing about every tiny health effect that this or that food item would have, as long as you had a varied diet it didn’t matter. It still doesn’t.

    • January 5, 2020 at 6:40 am

      Spot on! Though I was lucky, I lived close to the school and could go home for lunch.

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