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To expect children have enough to eat?

(59 Posts)
gillybob Mon 25-Feb-13 12:41:04

Apparently some children are being sent to school with a "lunch" of a few cold chips or a packet of biscuits.

Should this really be going on in 2013? Are we heading back to the dark ages?

gillybob Wed 27-Feb-13 08:02:13

Typical Absent why commission research on the bleedin' obvious? The money spent on the so called "research" could probably provide hundreds thousands of children with a decent meal !

Sometime don't you just want to SCREAM ! angry

Bags Wed 27-Feb-13 08:39:47

The Irish population declined because of a lack of potatoes (because of the blight) though, jess, not a surfeit. Your post is a little ambiguous on that score.

JessM Wed 27-Feb-13 09:20:14

Sorry I left out the words "post famine". You know i didnt mean that the population declined as a result of eating too man potatoes bags you tinker. grin
Perils of an impoverished population relying on monoculture.It is sad to see the abandoned settlements throughout Ireland.
It is not much talked about there - but in the back of people's minds I guess they remember that the English refused to help them.

annodomini Wed 27-Feb-13 09:29:09

absent, that just beggars belief. Surely that is the height of hypocrisy.

Bags Wed 27-Feb-13 10:25:09

I knew what you meant, jess, but others who don't know Irish history might not have. (anyway, I like being a tinker wink)

gillybob Wed 27-Feb-13 11:34:36

Moving on from the original thread. I hate it when cafe's or restaurant offer children's meals as opposed to smaller portions of the main menu. The children's meals offered usually consist of the usual (very boring) fish fingers and chips, chicken nuggets and chips, sausage and chips, plain pizza and a burger.

My GC love most kinds of food from pasta dishes and risottos to curries and traditional roasts. angry

JessM Wed 27-Feb-13 11:42:12

in our local indian restaurant a demand for such food would be followed by someone nipping out the the back door into Budgens to buy fish fingers grin

harrigran Wed 27-Feb-13 12:00:23

Nothing wrong with cold food Bags I eat cold rice pudding and custard and love cold baked beans, legacy of hiking and Youth hostel holidays. I don't eat cold chips but there again I hardly ever eat chips.
We have had to resort to paying for full adult meals for GC because they don't like whatever and chips.