Tuesday 24 March 2009

You WILL Eat Two Courses, Or Else!

The Local Authority Caterers Association is up in arms about the plans for menus in secondary schools:
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...


Oldrightie said...

There are no half-measures if we are going to dramatically improve the health, wellbeing and performance of children."

The Nanny state gets ever more intrusive. Ask yourself this, how can a State machine, that has so screwed the economy, be trusted not to screw everything else?

Letters From A Tory said...

It is inevitable that, with all these quangos loaded up with their objectives that justify their entire existence, some wires will get crossed at some point.

Doesn't make it any less annoying, mind.

Mac the Knife said...

Guess what? The School Food Trust is charity no. 1118995.

It pays it's Chief Exec. £90-95,000 annually, but it's total income is less than £9,000 pa according to it's accounts. I may be missing something here but stinking fish anyone?

JuliaM said...

"Guess what? The School Food Trust is charity no. 1118995."

That'll be a fakecharity then - set up in 2005 with £15mill of government funding, later becoming a charity in 2007.

It's getting lottery cash too....

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear all the screams as the fake charities get axed under the conservatives.....they will,won't they?

Anonymous said...

Next stop, fences around schools to stop them leaving at lunchtime.

As for having to buy two courses, nice trick to generate some cash there. Imagine going into a restaurant and being told that you have to buy two or three courses.

'But monsieur, the dessert is compulsory! Our cheapest option starts at £20'.

New Labour - if you are a minister you don't have to obey the law, but if you are a kid you must eat two courses of what we give you. What a bunch of c*nts.

Anonymous said...

dmc - Bwa Ha Ha Ha ha ha ha ho ho ho ha aha ha ha ho ho


Anonymous said...

Well I don't eat the meals at the School where I am employed. Not beacuse they are particularly bad but I will not be fingerprinted and scanned before every meal!