I'm just thinking aloud and would be open to having the friendly discussion with others. I find it interesting that we use school meals to teach children about good food choices and to restrict the types of foods they are eating. My issue however is that most, if not all schools, serve a 'pudding' with their hot school lunches. Fruit and yoghurts I completely understand, but a hot pudding is inappropriate, and this is why-we are teaching children that it is the norm and most certainly routine to have your lunch and to have a hot pudding. This isn't necessary. We are creating a culture of children who expect a second course to their lunches, whether consciously or not that is what they will have been routinely taught. We then reinforce this as a society by providing a chocolate option to all meal deals. I am of course guilty of doing all of these things as I'm sure most of us are, but how much of our decisions are made consciously by our own minds as opposed to routine that we have had instilled from a young age? I think as a society we spend a lot of time and effort on teaching young children to be active and to made healthy life and food choices, and yet we still encourage such damaging food routines and associations with food.