School bans sausage rolls, pork pies and fruit squash from children's lunchboxes in healthy eating drive
Aschool’s ban on sausage rolls, pork pies and fruit squash from children’s lunch boxes has provoked a furious backlash among parents. The new policy, introduced this term at Shirley Manor Primary Academy, in Wyke, near Bradford, West Yorkshire, is part of a healthy eating drive. But parents have criticised the “Whole School Food and Drink Policy”, describing them as “ridiculous". Steve Fryer, 52, whose son allegedly had his sausage roll confiscated from his packed lunch, described his son as a fussy eater and said: "Teachers are there to teach them. You send your kids to school to learn." Another parent said: "I am all for healthiness, but sometimes, they can be picky eaters. I
wish it was more relaxed. It is hard for us parents who have picky children." The policy, which the school says is led by Government guidelines, states pupils are encouraged to show their packed lunches to a member of staff before and after they have eaten.