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(Denver Post)   Scottish schoolgirl who photographed her school lunch, then was told not to photograph her school lunch, is allowed to photograph her school lunch again. School lunch   (denverpost.com ) divider line
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2012-06-16 08:23:31 PM  

CruJones: Further research tells me fennel and caraway can be in Italian sausage, and often confused with each other.

And this sums my feelings up pretty well

Link


I've got your Italian sausage right here.

www.westphillysfinest.com
 
2012-06-16 08:23:50 PM  
It would've been more impressive if the headline read 'UK council lifts gagging from school lunches'. Still remember getting spaghetti the day we dissected an earthworm, shredded chicken the day we dissected a locust and chicken drummies in mustard sauce the day we dissected frogs. To make it weird, we never had the two latter dishes before or since.
 
2012-06-16 08:26:01 PM  

CruJones: Hand Banana: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x165]

These are definitely what I remember, they're good too. I think they were actually used in the sausage.

Skyfrog: PacManDreaming: Those seeds you're talking about are caraway seeds.

[www.mccormickgourmet.com image 345x345]

Ah, you may be right. I've heard people say they are fennel, and some say anise. They all seem to look alike.

Yes, caraway seeds are in Italian sausage. I loathe them. One always gets stuck in my teeth in some really hard to get soy.


It's really easy to get soy around here....

Ya gotta love autocorrect.
 
2012-06-16 08:27:02 PM  
Wow, our school lunches never looked like this:

ballibeg.smugmug.com

Erica who works in a school kitchen in San Francisco, California, America (12 seconds, I got lucky!) sent me this photo of a student's lunch. 'It was pulled pork taco salad day with brown rice and cantaloupe. We always have chicken noodle as well as a vegetable soup--in this picture she has chosen the potato leek soup. Though this wasn't my lunch, I rated it since I did eat after the kids. :)'

And they sure seem to be WAY bigger on manners that Americans:

We don't get jelly often, maybe about twice in every 4 weeks, and I like to put it on my spoon and suck it through my teeth. It's so slippy it doesn't really make a noise so I don't upset my friends!

The fajita was lovely because there was no fat on the chicken and it was covered in salsa. I cut it up rather than pick it up in case I dropped bits which isn't popular. It is quite hard to eat peas and sweetcorn without dropping them but I was very careful.


This Israeli school lunch also looks yummy:

ballibeg.smugmug.com
 
2012-06-16 08:28:20 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: downstairs: CommieTaoist: About the only thing that sounds even more unappetizing than English food has got to be English school food.

Eh. 9 year olds really don't need haute cuisine.

If you read the girl's blog you'll see that she isn't asking for haute cuisine, but things like more fruits and vegetables. In fact, the school was supposed to inform the students that they could have as much fruit, salad and bread as they wanted and they didn't do that until this girl's blog. Lately she's been giving higher ratings to the school lunches because the school has made an effort to improve the meals they offer.


That one picture with the cheeseburger (no veggies on it), canned corn, fried potato croquettes, and a popsicle was absurd. (Apparently they count corn and potatoes as vegetables.) They claimed she was making bad choices, but if the kids aren't informed what their choices are, how are they supposed to make better ones? That's the most valuable thing she's accomplished.

\Although, apparently they are still unable to take fruit unless they finish their dessert.
 
2012-06-16 08:28:56 PM  

bwilson27: Wait. English or Scottish? Make up your minds.


Scottish.
 
2012-06-16 08:29:00 PM  

fusillade762: Wow, our school lunches never looked like this:

[ballibeg.smugmug.com image 600x450]

Erica who works in a school kitchen in San Francisco, California, America (12 seconds, I got lucky!) sent me this photo of a student's lunch. 'It was pulled pork taco salad day with brown rice and cantaloupe. We always have chicken noodle as well as a vegetable soup--in this picture she has chosen the potato leek soup. Though this wasn't my lunch, I rated it since I did eat after the kids. :)'

And they sure seem to be WAY bigger on manners that Americans:

We don't get jelly often, maybe about twice in every 4 weeks, and I like to put it on my spoon and suck it through my teeth. It's so slippy it doesn't really make a noise so I don't upset my friends!

The fajita was lovely because there was no fat on the chicken and it was covered in salsa. I cut it up rather than pick it up in case I dropped bits which isn't popular. It is quite hard to eat peas and sweetcorn without dropping them but I was very careful.

This Israeli school lunch also looks yummy:

[ballibeg.smugmug.com image 600x399]


Those make what we call school lunch look like prison food in comparison.
 
2012-06-16 08:31:02 PM  
I dont see the big deal... looks like my lunches from 15 years ago
 
2012-06-16 08:33:06 PM  

" It's shiatE being Scottish! We're the lowest of the low. The scum of the farking Earth! The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that was ever shat into civilization. Some hate the English. I don't. They're just wankers. We, on the other hand, are COLONIZED by wankers. Can't even find a decent culture to be colonized BY. We're ruled by effete assholes. It's a shiatE state of affairs to be in, Farkers, and ALL the decent school lunches in the world won't make any farking difference! "


www.yaleherald.com

 
2012-06-16 08:33:09 PM  
Because the little girl has a roundish face and her blog name is NeverSeconds I thought maybe she was a "big eater" who felt she deserved more calories and had a dumpling or blimpish figure ("haggis figure"? since she is Scots). The Daily Mail story however has a lot of pics and she doesn't appear to be a lard bucket.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-06-16 08:34:49 PM  

Skirl Hutsenreiter: Bathia_Mapes: downstairs: CommieTaoist: About the only thing that sounds even more unappetizing than English food has got to be English school food.

Eh. 9 year olds really don't need haute cuisine.

If you read the girl's blog you'll see that she isn't asking for haute cuisine, but things like more fruits and vegetables. In fact, the school was supposed to inform the students that they could have as much fruit, salad and bread as they wanted and they didn't do that until this girl's blog. Lately she's been giving higher ratings to the school lunches because the school has made an effort to improve the meals they offer.

That one picture with the cheeseburger (no veggies on it), canned corn, fried potato croquettes, and a popsicle was absurd. (Apparently they count corn and potatoes as vegetables.) They claimed she was making bad choices, but if the kids aren't informed what their choices are, how are they supposed to make better ones? That's the most valuable thing she's accomplished.

\Although, apparently they are still unable to take fruit unless they finish their dessert.


Apparently the school was supposed to tell the students that they could have as much fruit, salad and bread as they wanted, but didn't until Martha's blogging about it got their attention.
 
2012-06-16 08:35:01 PM  

HairBolus: I thought maybe she was a "big eater" who felt she deserved more calories


Know how I know you didn't peek at her blog the first time this story came around?
 
2012-06-16 08:40:37 PM  

HairBolus: she doesn't appear to be a lard bucket


Dad looks oddly broad in the beam, though.
 
2012-06-16 08:41:53 PM  
Can this be the thread instead?

www.lollipoplingerie.com

/late starter
 
2012-06-16 08:44:01 PM  
Nice, 9-year-old kids do blogs as writing assignments.

Nicer, apparently the 9-year-old girl's opinion was causing all kinds of distress for the poor widdle kitchen staff. Aww.

Too bad about the broken arm, though.
 
2012-06-16 08:44:35 PM  
Submitted this last week with funnier headline.
 
2012-06-16 08:45:21 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: CruJones: Hand Banana: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x165]

These are definitely what I remember, they're good too. I think they were actually used in the sausage.

Skyfrog: PacManDreaming: Those seeds you're talking about are caraway seeds.

[www.mccormickgourmet.com image 345x345]

Ah, you may be right. I've heard people say they are fennel, and some say anise. They all seem to look alike.

Yes, caraway seeds are in Italian sausage. I loathe them. One always gets stuck in my teeth in some really hard to get soy.

And the article is a non- issue. Someone overstepped their bounds, the boss reversed the decision. All is well.

She wasn't just blogging to bring awareness to the quality of her school's lunch, but she also had a link in her blog for a charity called Mary's Meals. They're an organization that sets up school lunch programs in third world countries. Martha (blogger) had already donated money to the charity and inlcuded the link in her blog to encourage more donations to this worthy cause.

She was more upset about the latter than anything else.


She's also since raised a hell of a lot more $ for them, £65000 iirc from another story.
 
2012-06-16 08:45:26 PM  

Hand Banana: Also I haven't had one of those school pizzas in over, well more years than I want to admit. I wonder if you can order them online somewhere. I don't know why I even want one but there is something about them, maybe those little seed things they put on them.


I don't remember ever having one, but they don't look any different from an Ellio's.
 
2012-06-16 08:46:49 PM  
Oh Dear God!!
Three year shelf life for hot dogs????

(warning, pdf file)

https://docs.google.com/file/d/19mQappOfmN6F67ytf1FTxYtWCe8yZECyx-aMS v RuL_MezuvG53AeN2guG4kn/edit?pli=1
 
2012-06-16 08:47:04 PM  
She's Scottish? She should fry something.
 
2012-06-16 08:49:13 PM  

ravenlore: She's Scottish? She should fry something.


www.shadowlocked.com
 
2012-06-16 08:52:13 PM  
school lunches: even if it is Scottish it is still crap.
 
2012-06-16 08:52:13 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Bathia_Mapes: CruJones: Hand Banana: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x165]

These are definitely what I remember, they're good too. I think they were actually used in the sausage.

Skyfrog: PacManDreaming: Those seeds you're talking about are caraway seeds.

[www.mccormickgourmet.com image 345x345]

Ah, you may be right. I've heard people say they are fennel, and some say anise. They all seem to look alike.

Yes, caraway seeds are in Italian sausage. I loathe them. One always gets stuck in my teeth in some really hard to get soy.

And the article is a non- issue. Someone overstepped their bounds, the boss reversed the decision. All is well.

She wasn't just blogging to bring awareness to the quality of her school's lunch, but she also had a link in her blog for a charity called Mary's Meals. They're an organization that sets up school lunch programs in third world countries. Martha (blogger) had already donated money to the charity and inlcuded the link in her blog to encourage more donations to this worthy cause.

She was more upset about the latter than anything else.

She's also since raised a hell of a lot more $ for them, £65000 iirc from another story.


Yep. When (according to the first followup thread) she was told that she couldn't photograph her lunches any longer this past week, people not only contacted the local council about reversing the ban, but a lot of people donated to the charity as well.
 
2012-06-16 08:52:29 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: HairBolus: I thought maybe she was a "big eater" who felt she deserved more calories

Know how I know you didn't peek at her blog the first time this story came around?


Tuesday May 8:
i.dailymail.co.uk
The pizza in the first pic was alright but I'd have enjoyed more than 1 croquet. I'm a growing kid and I need to concentrate all afternoon and I cant do it on 1 croquette. Do any of you think you could?

Plus the fact that her father made sure that the school knew that they were supposed to give out as much fruit and bread as the kids wanted.

I rightfully got the impression that the school lunches left her hungry, which might have meant that she was a big eating fatty.
 
2012-06-16 08:53:52 PM  
I only remember two things about school lunches:
1. One time we challenged some kid to drink five pints of milk (the previous record was four). Four of us gave up their milk just as lunch was ending. He drank them (and his one), and then about five minutes later puked all over the microscopes in science class.

2. Every other Friday was either "Chilli Variety Day" or "Soup Day." Which really meant that they scraped all the leftovers into a big vat, added beans, spices and/or water, and simmered. Funny thing is- I loved Chilli day. There's nothing in the world like a chilli made from lasagna, chicken kiev, and corn dog leavings.
 
2012-06-16 08:55:14 PM  
Fark, that sometimes posts repeats, then doesn't post repeats, is back to posting repeats.
 
2012-06-16 08:55:36 PM  
It's funny because children are supposed to be our future but it's OK to set them up for a lifetime of health problems, since taxes would go up .0001 percent if we had to give them real food at school.

/DNRTFA
 
2012-06-16 08:58:23 PM  

vegasj: Fark, that sometimes posts repeats, then doesn't post repeats, is back to posting repeats.


Did you miss the "followup" tag?
 
2012-06-16 09:01:25 PM  
extras.mnginteractive.com

Dont piss this girl off, judging from that cast, she's not above giving someone a good backhand.
 
2012-06-16 09:02:07 PM  

aerojockey: Nicer, apparently the 9-year-old girl's opinion was causing all kinds of distress for the poor widdle kitchen staff. Aww.


It wasn't her opinion that upset the lunch ladies, it was this headline in a local paper:

images.mirror.co.uk

The newspaper actually headlined the story as "Time to Fire the Dinner Ladies".

via: Read the Martha Payne article that made council bosses overreact and ban her blog photos.
 
2012-06-16 09:03:50 PM  

HairBolus: Tuesday May 8:

i.dailymail.co.uk


That looks Clockwork Orange-ish
 
2012-06-16 09:04:36 PM  

Mugato: Man On A Mission: What school lunches are supposed to look like, by god!

[fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net image 640x458]

Oh God. It's been 15 years and I still wake up screaming thinking about that "pizza".


We had that horrible excuse for dough and cheese and smear of red material as well, but one day a week, we had round personal pizzas, which came in both red and white varieties. I think that was the only day of the week I didn't just blow my pocket change on a snicker's ice cream bar.
 
2012-06-16 09:05:20 PM  
2sistersblog.com
 
2012-06-16 09:08:11 PM  

HairBolus: which might have meant that she was a big eating fatty.


Dude. You can SEE the portion sizes right there. I'm a freaking beanpole and that would have left my stomach growling all afternoon. Everybody must be a fatty to you.
 
2012-06-16 09:10:45 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: I hope the next meal she photographs is a taco.


She could just get an endorsement deal with Ortega:
Shawn Johnson - Ortega
 
2012-06-16 09:14:50 PM  
Do they do a long summer holiday like we do in the USA?

I'm thinking this is part of a clever cover up. First you allow her to use her camera as school lets out, then you impose a zero tolerance "unauthorized electronic devices" policy before school resumes.

Then there will be a raging campaign in elementary school of students trying to show the food program is being embezzled from and administrators punishing students and issuing criminal warrants "for inciting criminal behavior" against the parents.

I predict a polite revolution by November.

/Does this slope seem slippery to you?
 
2012-06-16 09:23:17 PM  

HairBolus: aerojockey: Nicer, apparently the 9-year-old girl's opinion was causing all kinds of distress for the poor widdle kitchen staff. Aww.

It wasn't her opinion that upset the lunch ladies, it was this headline in a local paper:

[images.mirror.co.uk image 460x367]

The newspaper actually headlined the story as "Time to Fire the Dinner Ladies".

via: Read the Martha Payne article that made council bosses overreact and ban her blog photos.


Which is sad because Martha didn't want the dinner ladies fired nor was she responsible for that headline.
 
2012-06-16 09:25:58 PM  
she's from the UK?
lucky she didn't get sued for defamation or get arrested for insulting (hate) speech I suppose.
 
2012-06-16 09:28:14 PM  

BesiktasBoy83: Not English. Scottish.


Oh so a fete worse than a fete worse than death.

/Oh, and the little fellow, if you get lonely in the night, I'm in the old chateau. There's no pressure.
 
2012-06-16 09:30:53 PM  
What drew the attention of a lot of people was the small portion sizes, and the fact that a lot of these lunches didn't provide a complete protein. Even more controversial; this Scottish school cafeteria is not operated by the school board, but is run by a "private contractor". This is exactly what the Republicans in this country want for your kids. Welcome to Romney's America.

dicksworld.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-16 09:32:58 PM  
Good to know being able to take pics of food is a major victory for Scottish children.

*injects escape needle*
 
2012-06-16 09:35:47 PM  

Fissile: What drew the attention of a lot of people was the small portion sizes, and the fact that a lot of these lunches didn't provide a complete protein. Even more controversial; this Scottish school cafeteria is not operated by the school board, but is run by a "private contractor". This is exactly what the Republicans in this country want for your kids. Welcome to Romney's America.


No one cares.
 
2012-06-16 09:36:05 PM  
www.foodwisenw.com

Tamarind. Indian food. Soda. Oh yes.
 
2012-06-16 09:36:13 PM  
France's Gourmet School Lunches Link
 
2012-06-16 09:36:56 PM  

Rug Doctor: It's funny because children are supposed to be our future but it's OK to set them up for a lifetime of health problems, since taxes would go up .0001 percent if we had to give them real food at school.

/DNRTFA


No one cares.
 
2012-06-16 09:40:42 PM  

ialdabaoth: No one cares.


I live with my mom, no one cares.
 
2012-06-16 09:50:30 PM  
Ach, who cares?
 
2012-06-16 09:52:24 PM  

Summoner101: Can this be the thread instead?

[www.lollipoplingerie.com image 310x550]

/late starter


Skeptical cat is skeptical of her Scottish lineage.
 
2012-06-16 09:54:27 PM  

Coelacanth: France's Gourmet School Lunches Link


I don't think we'll ever see school lunches like that in the U.S., not even at the most posh private schools.
 
2012-06-16 09:54:53 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
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