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Wed 16-May-12
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I came across this today, a nine year old school girl blogging about her school meals - in Argyll!

I'll try that again!

Wed 16-May-12
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Quite articulate isn't she. Good idea thoughcheers

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I've read about this, too. Bright girl.

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Wed 16-May-12
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Yes I saw about that in the newspaper.

I was appalled at the dinner they showed a picture of. Small piece of pizza, so that is carbohydrate base with a bit of protein and veg. Potato croquette - carbohydrate. Sweet corn - we call it a veg, but it is the carbohydrate staple of Central America. Pudding - a small bun; carbohydrate.

Such a balanced meal!

Our school dinners may have been really boring traditional English, but they were proper meals. Just dull. But filling. And not too much starchy stodge.

i_am_hungry

Wed 16-May-12
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I can't remember much about my school dinners other than the awful deserts tapioca, semolina and spotted dick.  

I'll try that again!

Wed 16-May-12
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Gave up on them with a forged parential letter in favour of froffy coffee and a fag in town ,much better use of dinner money.

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I can just see you! big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Wed 16-May-12
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It's very well written for a nine year old, but what a great idea anyway

Wed 16-May-12
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wave  Isn't it brilliant?  Would love to know what school it is.  I think it is in the Oban  area.  I must admit though when I was in a school in Argyll, I had great cooks and the portion size was also good.  Very healthy too.  But I do know the cooks now have to follow a strict regime, but it was supposed to be following a healthy eating plan.  Doesn't always look  like it does it?

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Do they have school cooks still?

Our school has them delivered now - even the sandwiches are delivered!!!!! steam

(Delivered, they are probably more likely to be processed, as in the pictures this little girl has shown!)

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Thu 17-May-12
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School dinners were always a bit of a joke when I was a sprog.

But when I look back and compare them to this they now seem 

top quality. They rarely left you wanting more, usually seconds were available.

I used to love chicken supreme i_am_hungry one meal that stands out in my memory.

 

Better memories of the smaller middle school rather than  the large impersonal

comprehensive at which I ended my scholastic years (did I say I was educated at Oxford devil)

 

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Thu 17-May-12
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wave  We certainly do have school cooks in the majority of schools in Argyll.  My school only had 23 pupils in it. ( Less now! ) Perhaps that was why the food was so good and the servings ample.  The cook knew every pupil and their tastes.  A menu went out weekly and the cook almost always stuck to it.  I was very lucky.  

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Danuta, if you click this link you can listen to her interview and I believe the name of the school is mentioned.

I'll try that again!

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That's fascinating - thanks for the link TA.  wave  Her dinners look awful- and a rip-off for £2 a go!!  Really well written though - and I love the hilarious 'pieces of hair' count daily!  Though it's a sad indication of the quality that she feels the need to include it.

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That's the bit that really resonated with me Ruth, I can't stand hair on a plate!

I'll try that again!

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