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Primary School 'Healthy Eating' Policy

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On 23 Apr 2014 at 11:21am Thin parent wrote:
So the kids having school meals can have fish and chips followed by chocolate pud, but my son who has a packed lunch is told off if he has crisps and a piece of cake? (The cake is homemade by the way and he has a wholemeal sandwich). Double standards
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On 23 Apr 2014 at 11:34am Slimboy Fat wrote:
Ah, but don't forget, Nanny (State) always knows best...and why are they reprimanding the child, presumably it is the parents who decide what is (or is not) fit to go in the lunch box....it should be the parents that are castigated, not the innocent child.
Glad my own offspring are well beyond the point at which the State can decide what they can or cannot eat for lunch.
The world's gone mad, the lunatics have definitely taken over the asylum.
If I were you Thin P I'd write the school a nice long letter explaining that you will feed your child whatever you, as his parent(s), feel is most appropriate for his lunch, and if that includes chunks of festering seal blubber, or bucket loads of Superfood spirulina and Acai berries then you will accept the consequences, and the do-gooders at school can take a running jump!
Meanwhile I'm off down the local for a pie and a pint - come on Mr Gove and your education department, just try and stop me!
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On 23 Apr 2014 at 12:37pm Thin parent wrote:
Judging by the size of some of the staff they should take there own advice as well....no doubt the staff room is well stocked with biscuits and cakes!
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On 23 Apr 2014 at 3:28pm Uncle bulge area wrote:
Lets hope he brings his crisp packet home with him as most packed lunch rubbish is strewn across te playing field
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On 23 Apr 2014 at 4:09pm Thin parent wrote:
Yes he does every day. We have standards you know
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On 24 Apr 2014 at 1:20am Andrew James wrote:
Schools have an obligation to teach & promote healthy lifestyle choices (its in the National Curriculum), but that's always going to be trumped by the catering contractors' right to make money by appealing to a child's unsophisticated taste buds and lack of awareness in mercenary marketing strategies.
What amazes me most is the attitude of parents who insist on being allowed to condemn their own children to a life of ill health and early mortality. If someone advises you of a healthier option for children to eat, why oh why oh why wouldn't you want to take that advice?
I simply don't get it, the best I can come up with is that taking advice is seen as tantamount to admitting they've got no idea what they're doing. Its about losing face. Is that it?
Seriously, why do people think its their right to slowly kill their own children? Am I the only one that's saddened at seeing a couple of obese parents buying a triple-scoop ice cream for the chubby 8 year old sitting outside sucking on a Ventolin?
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On 24 Apr 2014 at 7:54am Thin parent wrote:
My child is 50 percentile for weight, 99 percentile for height. I do not need a school telling me about healthy eating. Their job is to teach my child maths, english, science etc. Simple as that.
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On 24 Apr 2014 at 12:35pm Another Voter wrote:
I agree Thin Parent. I would go further and say that schools should not serve lunch anyway. Priory school used to serve 'Pasta Pots' (aka pot noodles), and squash instead of juice, and then they'd wonder why the students couldn't concentrate. That does not constitute a hot meal.
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On 24 Apr 2014 at 2:58pm drone wrote:
Thin Parent, have you actually spoken to the school? Or have you just decided to sound off on here instead?


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