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Free school dinner/lunch for all! Ridiculous!

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

  1. install

    install Star commenter

    Yes I remember free milk for all, and it isn't much of a stretch to go to free healthy meals for all...It could work..
  2. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    They're not allowed to sally - they can't even donate to foodbanks.

    Silly isn't it.
  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Didn't Jamie Oliver try something like this a few years back.
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  4. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    I simply believe that we need to focus on educating not crippling society. No child in my inner London school goes hungry as they are provided for.

    To me it is a senseless waste of money!

    Promoting social dependency and undermining motivation. How long have we looked at parental responsibility and simply pushed it onto schools?

    Schools already do so much:
    Breakfast club
    Nurture groups where fruit and healthy snacks are available but sit wilting
    Parents cookery lessons
    Healthy eating workers

    And do I dare mention 'Prevent'.

    Have a lovely week all.
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  5. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  6. install

    install Star commenter

    Goid point peakster - yes Jamie Oliver did try to look at school dinners. He tried to reduce the salt content and bring the cost down. It emerged that some youngsters didn't know what carrots were and many other vegetables...
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  7. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Funny you should say that....

    I did a stupid quiz with my form recently where I showed them 20 photographs of various (pretty common) fruit and vegetables and they had to identify them.

    There were a few that hardly any of them knew.
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  8. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I don't. Why do you ask? This was an answer to JudeFawley's question.
  9. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    They then qualify for a free balanced healthy school lunch.
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  10. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    But that's up to the owners and managers at the moment and some do donate to charity but might breach h&s legislation if used in school.
  11. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Only if they're on benefit. Low income working families do not qualify e.g. on zero hours contract.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  12. Calpurnia99

    Calpurnia99 Star commenter

    You didn't get a choice as to whether you drank the free milk. That was the POINT!
    EWWW! I don't drink milk (unless it's a milkshake or a latte).
    EWWW! Is that organic milk?
    EWWWW! Good God are we living in a Nanny State? I won't be told what my child should drink because I'm Oppositional-Defiant/Hipster/Heyyyy A Freeeee Spirit and won't be crushed by The Man.
  13. install

    install Star commenter

    We got a choice - and there were always a few spare which we lapped up...A few didn't like milk.

    It wasn't force fed to us .
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  14. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    yep, I remember it well, queuing up to pour it down the drain every day.....
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  15. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Back to when I was a kid then, don't we love the good old days.:rolleyes::(
  16. install

    install Star commenter

    I loved free milk - we used to sing with our bottles and straws. We would then collect the foil caps...such happy and healthy childhood memories. And we were poor.

    All that calcium - so important to health.
  17. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    it was forced on us, and has contributed to my life long hatred and disgust of milk.

    ( sips black coffee...)
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  18. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    We weren't allowed to throw it away it was literally a sit down and drink it moment, that said often we didn't have milk at home and would have to pop down the road. People borrowing milk, sugar and eggs was a frequent occurrence where I grew up. Sad times indeed, made me very grateful for any help available. Also made me determined to get out of that situation and not exploit the help when given incase others really needed it more.
  19. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    This is only appropriate in a white European setting, and for many individuals, not even then.

    The ability to digest milk after the age of 5 is a mutation, which is largely racially specific - and NOT to my race....
  20. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    so did we, but we had ways and means of smuggling it out to the sink, or out the window
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