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Nine-year-old’s lunch blog shames school into making changes

Posted on May 23rd, 2012 at 9:30 by John Sinteur in category: awesome -- Write a comment


Martha Payne had some sad-ass lunches at her school in Scotland — unsatisfying food that sometimes had more hair than vegetables. So the 9-year-old decided to start a blog with photos and vital statistics about her meals. Almost immediately, the blog got international attention, including from prominent school lunch busybody Jamie Oliver. Result? Martha’s dad just met with the local council, and it announced that kids could have unlimited salad, fruit, and bread.

  1. Wouldn’t it have been simpler and cheaper to ban photography in the lunch room?

  2. @pete: …and I thought I was cynical!

  3. Maybe the already existing Scottish, local initiatives with similar aims will get more support now. Or maybe not.
    After all, most of them try to help adults and teenagers to get enough fruits and veggies.

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