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Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Listlad, May 17, 2019.

  1. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate your advice. Right now I am committed to 2 PPG meetings this week and have little scope left for including more “meetings” in an already supersaturated schedule.

    I think I said earlier, we are going to “govern” her school meals with packed lunches. Whilst not ideal, at least we can shunt her lunches across the dietary spectrum to a genuinely more healthy place than it appears to be at the minute.

    I am not discounting school governors altogether though.
     
    #21 Listlad, May 18, 2019 at 9:42 AM
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How much do you pay for the school lunch @Listlad ?
    This is the menu from a local state primary school where a meal costs £2.
     

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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    That was lunch. It was a special event but it was school dinner all the same. But like I say, somehow my daughter is eating carbohydrates in copious quantities for lunch everyday. In this case independent evidence was there in the way of a photograph.

    There has been other evidence of a suspect stance on food and diet at the school, that I recall I posted in the past....

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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    We don’t at the moment. It is free until she is a bit older.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    On paper the school menu looks good. It doesn’t reflect what she actually seems to have.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I think the breakfast club “mentality” is the same at our school.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    To be honest, if you do not tackle this whilst your daughter is at that school, when you do get around to it, the likely reaction is "wehat's rattled his cage? He was silent whilst litte X was a pupil here.", and likely forgotten about.

    In my view these things have to be tackled when you have skin in the ring.

    PPG or family? I know where I would be focusing.
     
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    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Fair enough. We all have to choose our battles. Just thought better chance of effecting change would come through a direct approach at the school. Your daughter will benefit from you making her lunches. The other kids won’t fare so well.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What I meant was how much do they charge for a lunch, I realize the younger ones get it free. If they charge £2 as my example then it should be a proper cooked meal not a roll and crisps.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and what the other kids eat is another battle. I think that in the case of some parents they will not see anything wrong in the school food on offer.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Normally they get a cooked meal, but my daughter tells me she has pizza, chips and cake - and I don’t think she is trying to wind me up either :D
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Of course. Like I said, we will give her a suitable packed lunch commencing tout suite. I think that should stop the rot with immediate effect. Your future scenario where family is concerned will therefore not happen :)

    Any route in to such solutions can be a good one. The forum here is great too. But there are advantages and disadvantages to any of them. Take the forum, one does have to separate out the wheat from the chaff.
     
    #32 Listlad, May 19, 2019 at 5:34 AM
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