In England in school, food is provided at lunch time, which is governed by both food-based and nutrient-based standards.  Also food and drink supplied in an average school lunch must meet standard set for 14 different nutrients, so I was pretty appalled to read in the news that a young boy in a school in Paignton had been declined lunch over a £1.75 outstanding debt, that unquestionably doesn’t meet the criteria set for 14 different nutrients.


Across Europe, school lunch is the foundation for boosting the nutritional intake of ALL school children, unless of course you are in debt for a meagre £1.75 .

Not only was this young boy refused lunch, but he was left in tears and extremely upset about the event and, was given an apple because the assistant felt pity for him, or else he would have gone all day with no food at all and, then this child had to do his schoolwork in those conditions.


Could a letter not have been sent home to the parent prompting him that he owed the money, instead of making this young boy go without food for the whole day that he was in school?

After all, it is the parents duty to provide, not the child who is a minor and, should not have been victimised because his father had simply forgotten.  After all, we live in a busy and complex world and, people are not unfailing, not even the school and, errors are made and, bills are occasionally left unsettled because we fail to remember, or simply have to rob peter to pay paul.  Myself, I am guilty as charged, I am continually robbing peter to pay paul, simply because my money may not have been paid on the day that the bill needs paying and, sometimes we are a day behind schedule or a few days late.


I could appreciate if the boys father had not paid his lunch bill for weeks, but over £1.75 – did they really attain anything by that little outburst, or did someone really get great pleasure out of making this young lad go without a hot meal for the rest of the school day?

Published by Angela Lloyd

My vision on life is pretty broad, therefore I like to address specific subjects that intrigue me. Therefore I really appreciate the world of politics, though I have no actual views on who I will vote for, that I will not tell you, so please do not ask! I am like an observation station when it comes to writing, and I simply take the news and make it my own. I have no expectations, I simply love to write, and I know this seems really odd, but I don't get paid for it, I really like what I do and since I am never under any pressure, I constantly find that I write much better, rather than being blanketed under masses of paperwork and articles that I am on a deadline to complete. The chances are, that whilst all other journalists are out there, ripping their hair out, attempting to get their articles completed, I'm simply rambling along at my convenience creating my perfect piece. I guess it must look pretty unpleasant to some of you that I work for nothing, perhaps even brutal. Perhaps I have an obvious disregard for authority, I have no idea, but I would sooner be working for myself, than under somebody else, excuse the pun! Small I maybe, but substantial I will become, eventually. My desk is the most chaotic mess, though surprisingly I know where everything is, and I think that I would be quite unsuited for a desk job. My views on matters vary and I am extremely open-minded to the stuff that I write about, but what I write about is the truth and getting it out there, because the people must be acquainted. Though I am quite entertained by what goes on in the world. My spotlight is mostly to do with politics, though I do write other material as well, but it's essentially politics that I am involved in, and I tend to concentrate my attention on that, however, information is essential. If you have information the possibilities are endless because you are only limited by your own imagination...

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