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School Food Blog
Wed 16-May-12
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Toffeeapple
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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

Wed 16-May-12
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I've read about this, too. Bright girl.

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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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Wed 16-May-12
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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!)

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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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Thu 17-May-12
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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!

Sun 20-May-12
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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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