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General Chat Thread, Spare us - Jamie Oliver's at it again.... in General; Just give me a burger with all the bad bits of dead animals in it. Salads are for wimps....
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    Just give me a burger with all the bad bits of dead animals in it. Salads are for wimps.

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    It's difficult enforcing junk food rules, the bit of Jamie's campaign I really agree with is increasing the amount of money per head used to sibsidise meals.

    In academies that money is not ring fenced, so the school can reduce spend which means the kitchens will use lower quality indredients due to budget constaints. This is what leads to turkey twizzlers. They're cheaper than proper meat.

    If a decent amount of money is spent on ingredients, the overall quality of the meal will improve

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    It's difficult enforcing junk food rules, the bit of Jamie's campaign I really agree with is increasing the amount of money per head used to sibsidise meals.

    In academies that money is not ring fenced, so the school can reduce spend which means the kitchens will use lower quality indredients due to budget constaints. This is what leads to turkey twizzlers. They're cheaper than proper meat.

    If a decent amount of money is spent on ingredients, the overall quality of the meal will improve

    Didn't he show that you can get a good balanced meal for the same price as the crap? [Possibly cheaper]

    It's not really to do with cost, but to do with pandering to what children want. Junk food tastes nice.

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    In the UK the stats are this (in terms of budget)

    Prisoners get 2.74 per meal per day
    Military get 2.39 per meal per day
    Schools get 1.70 per meal per day

    Mr Gove wants it reduced to this

    Prisoners get 2.50 per meal per day
    Military get 2.10 per meal per day
    Schools get 1.60 per meal per day

    How can this be justified? Jamie Oliver is bang on the money about improving the standards and IMHO it is LONG over due, and needed to be done back when I was in school, if not before then!

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    Interesting stats, Nephilim. When you take into account rising food prices and inflation, I don't see how the cuts can be justified. The fact that prisoners get over 1 more per meal compared to schools is crazy.

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    Don't make me go into hospitals, care homes, specialist children's centres etc. They're marginally better than schools, but due to budget cuts some are sacrificing making hot meals!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBloggs View Post
    I for one, love a good sausage roll.
    So do I. Sadly the only way to get a good sausage roll is to make it yourself. The 'processed rusk and pig product wrapped in warm cloth' that passes for the commercial sausage roll isn't worthy of the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Didn't he show that you can get a good balanced meal for the same price as the crap? [Possibly cheaper]

    It's not really to do with cost, but to do with pandering to what children want. Junk food tastes nice.
    You can produce the balanced meal for the same price. However, what that production requires is a kitchen and trained cooks. The catering companies don't like the expense of trained cooks - it's much cheaper to provide Microwave Monkeys.

    Not that school dinners were anything to write home about at my first school - the quality was dismal even with 'trained cooks'.

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