Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

The Cafe The Cafe

Dumb School Yells at Lunch Lady for Serving Healthy, Delicious Food - Do you agree with the school district or with Eriksson?

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM
  • 3 Replies

Dumb School Yells at Lunch Lady for Serving Healthy, Delicious Food

kids eating lunchWell, this is just ridiculous! A lunch lady at a school in Sweden was actually reprimanded by administrators for serving food that was "too good."

At lunchtime, Annika Eriksson used to serve students freshly baked bread and an assortment of up to 15 vegetables. Sounds delicious, right? Apparently not! Eriksson came under fire by school officials because they said her meals are so yummy that it's "unfair" to other schools with less appetizing cafeteria food.

Huh?!

Now, they are ordering her to bring her meals down a notch in quality and cut down her menu in order to comply with the local healthy diet plan. What?! How does that make any sense?

More from ¿Qué más? Are "mid-calorie snacks" the answer for weight loss?

Eriksson, for her part, rebukes claims that she has "spoiled" students with her meals and says that her cooking expertise has not added to the expenses of the school. Meanwhile, parents and their hungry kids are obviously furious about the decision and have launched a petition in favor of Eriksson in protest. 

More from ¿Qué más? Texas School District Expands Corporal Punishment Policy

I can't say I blame them! Aren't European countries supposed to be ahead of America in terms of health and education? Why would the school take away nutritious food that kids actually like just to match the meals in other schools, which are apparently much worse? Do they not realize how hard it is to get kids to eat their vegetables and that the lunch lady was actually doing everybody a favor (especially the students!) by serving healthier and yummier meals? Instead of reprimanding Eriksson, administrators have been praising her and using her cooking as an example for other school cafeterias to follow.  

Do you agree with the school district or with Eriksson?

by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-3):
thanush
by Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Wow.
kitty8199
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:19 PM
I have no words. Why not make others step it up, than her tone it down
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
gabby416
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:57 PM

 Just unreal. 

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN