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Free school dinner/lunch for all! Ridiculous!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by delmamerchant, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    What if they aren't able?
     
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  2. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    Why should everyone get a free school meal without it being means tested? What a rediculous suggestion that if you don't agree you should pay the school, why when you go to work to fend for your family should you then pay for someone else to have lunch. This is not an issue to do with social conscience at all.

    Hold on.....did I miss the smiley emoticon
     
  3. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    I used to love going home for lunch.
     
  4. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    The issue re serving it in courses is that students arrive at any given time, within a certain time frame. Ditto, re the fruit bowl remaining full.
     
  5. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    As is already in place, free school meals for those receiving benefits.
     
    wanet likes this.
  6. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    Much of the research shows that it is those on lowest incomes, and with more time that eat an unhealthy diet.
     
  7. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    I'm with you 100%
     
  8. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    No way are we going to get rid of the numerous choices that are on the menu.
     
  9. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter


    I think perhaps the proposed policy was a desperate people pleaser policy
     
  10. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    There are some working poor who do NOT qualify for FSM.
     
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  11. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    Yes, because schools are already in austerity measures. Teachers not being replaced and increased workload.

    If people are simultaneously crying out for Child Benefit to be means tested,. This makes no sense at all.

    How will they use the free school meal data if they do this?
     
  12. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    No child will go hungry why on Earth do u think this?
     
  13. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    The parents of primary school children, those who do not qualify for free school meals pay the school via the school office in some form.

    Who remembers free milk for all? That I would agree with..Maybe
     
  14. install

    install Star commenter

    Students still bring them in many schools regardless of postcode as part if their lunch snack...and some schools turned a blind eye to it sadly...
     
  15. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    Yes. this gapl needs to be closed. I think anyone who qualifies for working tax credit should qualify for free school meals.
     
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  16. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    I completely agree with this.

    It would have been life changing for the families who I came across, who didn't qualify for FSM but who struggled to pay for dinners or provide the packed lunches.
     
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  17. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

     
  18. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    This is a definite income gap that to me needs more government focus rather than free meals for all.
     
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  19. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    As previously stated, free school meals are already available to those who qualify. The annoying gap for the working parents who struggle to pay for meals needs to be closed.
     
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  20. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    Agree.

    Disagree completely.


    How about Supermarkets giving their unused stock of bread, salad, fruit, meat, fish to schools instead of landfill?
     
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