The 9-Year-Old Food Critic

Remember way back to your school cafeteria lunches. Not terribly excited? Wish you could've had an outlet to express your opinion about the sad state of school lunches?

One enterprising 9-year-old grade school student named Martha Payne did just that. She launched NeverSeconds blog as her own Yelp, with a little help from her dad.

Today I had vegetable soup and sausages with roast potatoes and salad. The lady on the radio said I had a choice everyday of mini tomatoes and watercress, but I have never seen them. My soup tasted of mainly carrot but i am not sure. I had three wee roast potatoes which were a bit small and the sausages are very different to the ones I get at home. They are very crispy on the outside and the texture is like a baked potato.

Food-o-meter- 8/10
Mouthfuls- I must take a pad to keep tally!
Courses- starter/main
Health Rating- 6/10
Price- £2
Pieces of hair- 1 (under the cucumber)

Martha's hardwork is paying off: after some pressure from the media, her school is now allowing unlimited salad, fruit and bread.

Link - via Shine


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These don't look that good. I understand Jamie Oliver's initiative better now.
I never had lunch at school. My school was very small and back then it didn't even have a cafeteria. I walked back home to have lunch with my grand-parents and in junior&high my mom would pack my lunch.
I'm happy I didn't have to eat some of this stuff. I intend to pack my kids lunches everyday. It's part of being a parent and the responsibility of healthy eating should not be passed on to the state.
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