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(The Northern Echo (UK))   Photo of poor quality school canteen food goes viral. School response: "The academy has a clear policy on the use of mobile phones by students during the day which are not allowed"   (thenorthernecho.co.uk) divider line
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1 day ago  
Time to bring in a Polaroid.
 
1 day ago  
The schools'  response reminds me of how they typical police department acts when one of their angry blue men screws up.......

They're just mad that they got called out on it rather than give them a chance to cover it up and deny it.
 
1 day ago  
A mother, who lives in Stockton, said: "My son is six and gets school meals. He picks the cold meal option and all he gets is two slices of bread, some filling, and a cookie as a meal.
"He isn't a big eater at all, but even he says that it's not filling."


In the time it took you to alert the media, you could have made your son a delicious, nutritious meal to take to school with him.  Every day, you could pack a lunch filled with love and good choices, letting your son know that you care about him and have heard his concern.

so alert the media it is then.  You don't have TIME for that other stuff.

If you don't have time to take care of your kids, don't expect someone else to do it for you.  They're just there because they don't have any choice.  You did--and you decided that your time was better spent making money for yourself, and letting someone else feed your kid.

fark off now, eh.
 
1 day ago  
I never once ate a school lunch.  Brown bag FTW.
 
1 day ago  
in b4 carefully staged photoshoots of 'average' lunches from around the world.
 
1 day ago  

TheHighlandHowler: I never once ate a school lunch.  Brown bag FTW.


Same except for pizza Friday once a month. It wasn't anything better than a $0.99 Totino's pizza but for some reason that day the lunch room was filled on those Fridays.
 
1 day ago  

TheHighlandHowler: I never once ate a school lunch.  Brown bag FTW.


Same here, but I had a stay-at-home mom and my dad made a decent income.  This story is in England, but here in the US, a free school lunch is sometimes the only significant meal received by a child born into poverty.  And after looking up the town of Stockton from the article, its average income is below the UK average, and there are parts of town where most people live below the poverty line.
 
1 day ago  
Do they at least get chocolate milk?
 
1 day ago  
What AI generated pizza might look like.
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1 day ago  
Looks pretty good for British food.
 
1 day ago  
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1 day ago  
Sound familiar?  This is from 10 years ago....

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Story went viral and the girl's charity which provided school lunches in Africa gained a tremendous outpouring of support
 
1 day ago  
Stupid brits. School pizza comes out on a baking sheet cut into squares and is amazing as a kid at school. What's this circular shiat?
 
1 day ago  

Axeofjudgement: Stupid brits. School pizza comes out on a baking sheet cut into squares and is amazing as a kid at school. What's this circular shiat?


Pfft. Rook. Ours were rectangular and came in individual aluminum pans!
 
1 day ago  

Wave Of Anal Fury: TheHighlandHowler: I never once ate a school lunch.  Brown bag FTW.

Same here, but I had a stay-at-home mom and my dad made a decent income.  This story is in England, but here in the US, a free school lunch is sometimes the only significant meal received by a child born into poverty.  And after looking up the town of Stockton from the article, its average income is below the UK average, and there are parts of town where most people live below the poverty line.


bares repeating.

/this is why the authorities are loath to call a snow day cancellation in Washington DC.
 
1 day ago  

dryknife: Looks pretty good for British food.


Looks pretty good when compared to the average USDA corporate welfare US school lunch.

/they learned it from us
 
1 day ago  
In elementary school we had really good hamburgers, every day if we wanted them. Bare assed bun and meat. I loved them. After that I lived on yogurt and vending machine food. Hostess Suzy Qs, Fritos and Coke.
 
1 day ago  

cryinoutloud: A mother, who lives in Stockton, said: "My son is six and gets school meals. He picks the cold meal option and all he gets is two slices of bread, some filling, and a cookie as a meal.
"He isn't a big eater at all, but even he says that it's not filling."

In the time it took you to alert the media, you could have made your son a delicious, nutritious meal to take to school with him.  Every day, you could pack a lunch filled with love and good choices, letting your son know that you care about him and have heard his concern.

so alert the media it is then.  You don't have TIME for that other stuff.

If you don't have time to take care of your kids, don't expect someone else to do it for you.  They're just there because they don't have any choice.  You did--and you decided that your time was better spent making money for yourself, and letting someone else feed your kid.

fark off now, eh.


You act like it's an option. For some kids that's the only meal they're going to get. You forget how grievously poor some of us are or have been.

So even if this particular mother may have had more time on her hands or the privilege to believe that alerting the media actually does something, that food needs to be nutritious and filling for every little person who eats it.

Childhood nutrition is one of the predictors of positive or negative outcomes later on in life and that "personal responsibility" bullshiat cannot be reasonably twisted to include a 6 year old.
 
1 day ago  

mekkab: Wave Of Anal Fury: TheHighlandHowler: I never once ate a school lunch.  Brown bag FTW.

Same here, but I had a stay-at-home mom and my dad made a decent income.  This story is in England, but here in the US, a free school lunch is sometimes the only significant meal received by a child born into poverty.  And after looking up the town of Stockton from the article, its average income is below the UK average, and there are parts of town where most people live below the poverty line.

bares repeating.

/this is why the authorities are loath to call a snow day cancellation in Washington DC.


I thought it was to avoid the merciless ridicule those of us from the north give them over their 1/2 inch of snow causing panic.
 
1 day ago  
Damn, it is like the cafeteria staff have already given away all their farks, though i would not be surprised if their budget is ridiculously small or other shenanigans are going on behind the scene.
 
1 day ago  

cryinoutloud: A mother, who lives in Stockton, said: "My son is six and gets school meals. He picks the cold meal option and all he gets is two slices of bread, some filling, and a cookie as a meal.
"He isn't a big eater at all, but even he says that it's not filling."

In the time it took you to alert the media, you could have made your son a delicious, nutritious meal to take to school with him.  Every day, you could pack a lunch filled with love and good choices, letting your son know that you care about him and have heard his concern.

so alert the media it is then.  You don't have TIME for that other stuff.

If you don't have time to take care of your kids, don't expect someone else to do it for you.  They're just there because they don't have any choice.  You did--and you decided that your time was better spent making money for yourself, and letting someone else feed your kid.

fark off now, eh.


A lot of kids are on free or reduced price school meals because they are poor. For many it is their only chance at decent nutrition. Unless you know otherwise in this family's case perhaps you should keep your mouth shut.
 
1 day ago  

rosekolodny: cryinoutloud: A mother, who lives in Stockton, said: "My son is six and gets school meals. He picks the cold meal option and all he gets is two slices of bread, some filling, and a cookie as a meal.
"He isn't a big eater at all, but even he says that it's not filling."

In the time it took you to alert the media, you could have made your son a delicious, nutritious meal to take to school with him.  Every day, you could pack a lunch filled with love and good choices, letting your son know that you care about him and have heard his concern.

so alert the media it is then.  You don't have TIME for that other stuff.

If you don't have time to take care of your kids, don't expect someone else to do it for you.  They're just there because they don't have any choice.  You did--and you decided that your time was better spent making money for yourself, and letting someone else feed your kid.

fark off now, eh.

You act like it's an option. For some kids that's the only meal they're going to get. You forget how grievously poor some of us are or have been.

So even if this particular mother may have had more time on her hands or the privilege to believe that alerting the media actually does something, that food needs to be nutritious and filling for every little person who eats it.

Childhood nutrition is one of the predictors of positive or negative outcomes later on in life and that "personal responsibility" bullshiat cannot be reasonably twisted to include a 6 year old.


During the pandemic Portland Public Schools kept the kitchens open and provided meals for the kids entitled to them. Mrs. Nuran signed us up to help deliver them to some families who could not get to the distribution centers. It was that important. Blessings on the Board and Superintendent for making it happen
 
1 day ago  
Don't care, had pizza

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1 day ago  

anuran: rosekolodny: cryinoutloud: A mother, who lives in Stockton, said: "My son is six and gets school meals. He picks the cold meal option and all he gets is two slices of bread, some filling, and a cookie as a meal.
"He isn't a big eater at all, but even he says that it's not filling."

In the time it took you to alert the media, you could have made your son a delicious, nutritious meal to take to school with him.  Every day, you could pack a lunch filled with love and good choices, letting your son know that you care about him and have heard his concern.

so alert the media it is then.  You don't have TIME for that other stuff.

If you don't have time to take care of your kids, don't expect someone else to do it for you.  They're just there because they don't have any choice.  You did--and you decided that your time was better spent making money for yourself, and letting someone else feed your kid.

fark off now, eh.

You act like it's an option. For some kids that's the only meal they're going to get. You forget how grievously poor some of us are or have been.

So even if this particular mother may have had more time on her hands or the privilege to believe that alerting the media actually does something, that food needs to be nutritious and filling for every little person who eats it.

Childhood nutrition is one of the predictors of positive or negative outcomes later on in life and that "personal responsibility" bullshiat cannot be reasonably twisted to include a 6 year old.

During the pandemic Portland Public Schools kept the kitchens open and provided meals for the kids entitled to them. Mrs. Nuran signed us up to help deliver them to some families who could not get to the distribution centers. It was that important. Blessings on the Board and Superintendent for making it happen


Good on you!  Kenji Lopez-Alt turned me on to these guys https://www.nokidhungry.org/blog/what-your-dollars-can-do and of course Jose Andres is a literal saint.

I've probably sufficiently dogpiled on that other poster, but I love an opportunity to post this:

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1 day ago  

cryinoutloud: A mother, who lives in Stockton, said: "My son is six and gets school meals. He picks the cold meal option and all he gets is two slices of bread, some filling, and a cookie as a meal.
"He isn't a big eater at all, but even he says that it's not filling."

In the time it took you to alert the media, you could have made your son a delicious, nutritious meal to take to school with him.  Every day, you could pack a lunch filled with love and good choices, letting your son know that you care about him and have heard his concern.

so alert the media it is then.  You don't have TIME for that other stuff.

If you don't have time to take care of your kids, don't expect someone else to do it for you.  They're just there because they don't have any choice.  You did--and you decided that your time was better spent making money for yourself, and letting someone else feed your kid.

fark off now, eh.


If you haven't figured it out already you sound like an A hole.
 
1 day ago  

Moniker o' Shame: I thought it was to avoid the merciless ridicule those of us from the north give them over their 1/2 inch of snow causing panic.


MY favorite sight?  Seeing NY plates wiped out on the side of the road in the DMV because they don't understand the dangerous truth of "wintry mix"

/actually, I don't really see NY plates anymore//because I don't drive in the DMV when it snows///But I am stupid enough to put on snow chains and deal with "plowed" mountain roads in VA, so I don't know why I'm talking tough on the internets.  Ignore me.
 
1 day ago  

devilskware: If you haven't figured it out already you sound like an A hole.


I wrote a response, and then just deleted it.  It wasn't worth it.
 
1 day ago  

Subtonic: in b4 carefully staged photoshoots of 'average' lunches from around the world.


The kids don't need a big lunch.
Look what they get for breakfast.
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/s
 
1 day ago  

CptnSpldng: Subtonic: in b4 carefully staged photoshoots of 'average' lunches from around the world.

The kids don't need a big lunch.
Look what they get for breakfast.
[iamafoodblog.b-cdn.net image 850x566]

/s


So gross
 
1 day ago  

chitownmike: CptnSpldng: Subtonic: in b4 carefully staged photoshoots of 'average' lunches from around the world.

The kids don't need a big lunch.
Look what they get for breakfast.
[iamafoodblog.b-cdn.net image 850x566]

/s

So gross


It's delicious. Especially the black pudding and the scotch.
 
1 day ago  

ChubbyTiger: chitownmike: CptnSpldng: Subtonic: in b4 carefully staged photoshoots of 'average' lunches from around the world.

The kids don't need a big lunch.
Look what they get for breakfast.
[iamafoodblog.b-cdn.net image 850x566]

/s

So gross

It's delicious. Especially the black pudding and the scotch.


To my taste, lose the black pudding & the beans. And swap the scotch for a Guiness. I'll have a Bushmills for 2nd breakfast.
 
1 day ago  

chitownmike: CptnSpldng: Subtonic: in b4 carefully staged photoshoots of 'average' lunches from around the world.

The kids don't need a big lunch.
Look what they get for breakfast.
[iamafoodblog.b-cdn.net image 850x566]

/s

So gross


? I'll take yours then.
 
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