From September secondary schools in England will only be allowed to sell food that meets high nutritional standards and pupils will have to buy a two-course lunch rather than just an individual item, such as a baked potato, as they do now.? I thought the government wanted us all to eat less, not more...!
Laca wants only the main meal of the day to have to comply with the new standards from September and for schools to still be able to sell items such as pizza slices and sandwiches as single items.Sounds sensible. And faced with a mass revolt of customers (because secondary schoolkids will simply visit the nearest cafe at lunchtime instead), pretty much the only option.
But Laca have reckoned without the blind, unswerving devotion to the cause of a NuLab apparatchik:
But Judy Hargadon, the School Food Trust's chief executive, said the changes were "the final piece in the jigsaw to overhaul school meals". The nutritional standards were "tough but achievable", she said. "We have to succeed. There are no half-measures if we are going to dramatically improve the health, wellbeing and performance of children."Well, I'm sure you do 'have to succeed', Judy sweetie, But these nice people are telling you that you can't.
You really should listen to them...