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    BBC News: Ban packed lunches, head teachers urged

    Not really sure this is going to go down well

    BBC News - Ban packed lunches, head teachers urged

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    I know some primary schools round us that long ago stopped providing/serving school dinners and had their kitchens taken out and all the school now bring packed lunchs, what are they going to do!

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    You can't exactly 'ban' packed lunches - there's no grounds to do this legally. Not to mention, the nutritional value of school meals is still questionable in many schools.

    Packed lunches have been fine for kids for decades, why would they need to change now?

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    Another fine example of an Orwellian nanny state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_L View Post
    I know some primary schools round us that long ago stopped providing/serving school dinners and had their kitchens taken out and all the school now bring packed lunchs, what are they going to do!
    A number of the primary schools around here 'buy in' there hot lunches so its all prepared offsite and delivered to school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_L View Post
    I know some primary schools round us that long ago stopped providing/serving school dinners and had their kitchens taken out and all the school now bring packed lunchs, what are they going to do!
    BBQ time!

    To be honest I wouldn't let my kid have hot dinners, I have seen how much is actually spent on them!
    Responsible parents will send their children with healthier packed lunches than the school will provide so why penalise them?

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    We send our son in with a packed lunch - partly so we know he has at least had something to eat - he's still at that age where he's very picky with food and we're working on getting him to eat more stuff (from what we can tell - this is normal for most kids, especially boys)

    If we relied on school meals, he'd eat virtually nothing - the meal choices are shocking as are the quality of the meals.

    We are relatively healthy with what we send him in with - but since he still wont have a bar of any fruit or veg yet, its difficult!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    BBQ time!

    To be honest I wouldn't let my kid have hot dinners, I have seen how much is actually spent on them!
    Responsible parents will send their children with healthier packed lunches than the school will provide so why penalise them?
    And this is why it's such a stupid idea....I was going to go off on a bit of a rant, but I find the idea so stupid I'm not even going to bother. I still can't see why government is trying to get the parenting done by anyone but parents.

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    The school dinners are awful.. i mean they are full plates of dinner way too much food, what evere happened to a sandwich i took them at school and i was fine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamoire View Post
    A number of the primary schools around here 'buy in' there hot lunches so its all prepared offsite and delivered to school.
    when i was at primary school the dinners were cooked at the high school in the next village and carted over so its nowt new

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold View Post
    I still can't see why government is trying to get the parenting done by anyone but parents.
    This.

    The government should back off and let people actually make people look after their own kids - rather than spoon-feeding them everything. No wonder there's a decline in respect for parents/authorities.

    This is just another step towards making it easier for the benefit crowd to have more kids and less responsability, furthering the decline of this great nation.

    Banning packed lunches is forcibly taking another element of control from parents, not just the irresponsible ones that don't care if their kids eat, but also the vast number of responsible parents that actually look what they're giving their kids.

    bloody idiocy - I'll stop now before I go too far...
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    School meals.. ha... i would rather bring in a packed lunch, even now... I think this actually boils down to money. How much is a meal in your school and what do you get? For an adult, the sizes are the same as the students which to be honest, aren't exactly massive, it is more like a snack. I can see both sides of the coin here and as im not a parent however i probably would like to send my kid into school with a meal so i know that i have sent them to school with a healthy meal.

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    Probably gradually making way for Soylent Green Ltd to take over the catering contract for the whole country.

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    Banning packed lunches will put hundreds of "Packed Lunch Police" out of work..
    These highly trained workers will then struggle to find work and for many they will need to look for an entirely new career...

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    going by our school dinners id rather have a packed lunch!

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