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School packed lunches......

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Muffyxx Report 10 Feb 2013 18:49

I think it;'s VERY misguided to be suggesting that they be banned when it's already been stated that there is a very good chance that the horse meat has made it into our children's school dinners.!!!!!!! Not to mention that I just instinctively don't like being dictated to by the government !!!!

Do think the idea of every child being able to cook up to 20 dishes before they leave school is a good one though.

What do you think?


aivlyS Report 10 Feb 2013 18:56

If I had kids at school now I would be GIVING them a packed lunch .. when I was at school we were taught how to cook it was called domestic science

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 10 Feb 2013 19:10

They seem to have stopped domestic science, although surprised when grandson of 14 says he still does it.. Think all children should be taught how to cook, unfortunately a lot of their mothers don't know how to.



MR_MAGOO Report 10 Feb 2013 19:11

Packed lunch is a choice by parents and child.....if the parents can be bothered to make them.

On the horse meat saga, there's a very good chance that most of our parents & grand parents had little choice in the two World Wars, you just ate what was available.


Muffyxx Report 10 Feb 2013 19:11

My eldest does cookery ..but only for one term per school year x


aivlyS Report 10 Feb 2013 19:16

Well that is a shame that she only has one term Muffy , but at least you will teach her how to cook ,too many don't bother , I really don't know how people can live on micro meals , just laziness ..

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 10 Feb 2013 19:16

Can I ask Mr Magoo, are you suggesting that after the war we ate horse, I thought there was a shortage as most were sent to war and killed.? Remember my father saying that his uncle was one of the few that returned with his horse!


edit I mean WW1 regarding his uncle.


Kay???? Report 10 Feb 2013 19:17

DS,,,,,the children will love it.

I loved it,but it covered not just cooking cakes.soups biscuits,pies,shepherds pies.pastry also coverd laundry,mending, ironing cleaning and polishing....and many of the methods and ways have stuck all these years.....

only thing is,OH is a better cake maker than I'll ever be.))))

packed lunches ?should be an option...


Muffyxx Report 10 Feb 2013 19:18

Both of mine would easily be able to whisk up a meal should the need arise....though I wouldn't be looking forward to the state of the kitchen afterwards lol


MR_MAGOO Report 10 Feb 2013 19:24

Could well have done Carol......nothing came in packets with labels on. There was a lot of meat on the black market.

Silly Sausage

Silly Sausage Report 10 Feb 2013 19:25

when I started senior school in 1978 it was changed for 1 term I would do cockery and sewing the next term wood work and metal work, now my cookery teacher should never of been been let loose near humans let alone school children my sewing lessons were boring I didnt want to embrode or make a pin cushion I wanted to learn how to use one of them fancy sewing machines lined up against the back wall.... I have never had any need to knock up a wooden egg timer nor have I ever felt the need to file down a lump of metal drill a hole in it and call it a key ring never.....I hated wood and metal work the works smelt awful and were sewing teacher disagreed with me wholeheartedly about the pin cushion and never allowed me in her lesson ever again to this day I can just about sew a button, I quickly learnt not to make direct eye contact and keep 4ft between me and my cockery teacher for a quick get away when she decided to chase me with a craving knife but when she wasnt actually in one of her moods we got on and I enjoyed her lessons for 5 years..


StrayKitten Report 10 Feb 2013 19:30

i think children should be taught to cook in school, and not copy healthy eating leaflets like we did lol,
i think them banning packed lunches is madness,

i certainly wouldnt pay the price for what they get, mine has packed lunches, and there always healthy, as i agree with healthy eating for youngsters,


Kay???? Report 10 Feb 2013 19:33

what do most parents put in a packed lunch ?

Silly Sausage

Silly Sausage Report 10 Feb 2013 19:34

A different option is .......the government are trying to fight obessaity SP in children and by asking parents not send their children to school with pack lunches may mean cutting down on too much bread choc and chrisps ect NOT for a min do I think you are one of them mums muffy I know you do loads of homemade stuff and also bake and cook with your girls :-D

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 10 Feb 2013 19:38

Probably did Mr Magoo, don't like the thought that we ate horse on a regular basis, but local butcher was a friend and told father not to buy sausages from him, perhaps there lies a tale ;-)



MR_MAGOO Report 10 Feb 2013 19:40

Too late for that now Carol..........but i guess you've eaten it now :-S

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 10 Feb 2013 19:43

Niegh ;-) :-D :-D

Carol :-0


JoyBoroAngel Report 10 Feb 2013 19:44

has anybody actually seen school dinners now
they are nothing like what we had

i say most kids would like a packed lunch to a school dinner any day :-D


Muffyxx Report 10 Feb 2013 19:45

I tend to steer away from putting in sandwiches everyday...home made quiche always goes down well...and I make my own chicken nuggets and freeze I often bake them up the day before for the next day's lunch...i do pop a little cake,cereal bar or biscuit in there (generally home made)..but not chocolate...sometimes a little bowl of fruit cocktail.instead....they'd have a pudding if they had a school meal is my reasoning..sometimes I'll bung a packet of crisps in...and sometimes they'll have sandwiches...but I do where possible try to make it a mix of different and mostly healthy lunches ...Youngest just loves fruit and veg so in the summer she takes in chicken caesar salads lol x


MR_MAGOO Report 10 Feb 2013 19:47

Quote from Carol........"told father not to buy sausages from him, perhaps there lies a tale"...(tail)... ;-)