Today’s correspondence page in the ODT had this gem:
The fact that the Minister of Education has removed the requirement for schools to only provide healthy food and drink options is correct. Yes, it is without doubt a school’s role to promote nutrition but it is not the school’s role to become the food police.
It would seem that your correspondents (16.2.09) want schools to be exactly that. As a parent, I believe that it is my responsibility what I feed my children and not the school’s business; and as a school principal, it is not my business to tell parents what they can and cannot geed their children. Sensible schools will have sensible guidelines in place for parents but, at the end of the day, it is about personal responsibility. I think you will find that going to school is non-fattening.
David Grant, Principal, Big Rock Primary Schools, Brighton.