A primary school has banned meat in lunchboxes and parents are not happy
Do you think the school is in the wrong?
We all want our children to eat healthy and nutritious meals. And this day in age, we all know that this for the most part means a diet rich in plants – vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains, nuts, and berries.
However, not everyone agrees, and so when a UK primary school recently went 'meat free' many parents were less than impressed.
Students at Barrowford Primary School near Nelson, Lancashire, are now only offered vegetarian dinners in schools, and the children are also urged not to bring meat in their packed lunches.
Speaking to The Sun, one mum, Zoe Douglas, is so seething at the situation she is even trying to transfer her children to a different school.
"It is a joke. I'm looking to move mine as I've had enough of that school," she explained.
"I think they forget that non-meat eaters and vegans have to take a lot of supplements. What supplements are they getting instead at that school? Nothing, probably saving on food costs."
Douglas is also fuming that the new meal plan was brought in "ages ago" and she has only just found out why her daughter returned home from school one day talking about the "disgusting" new sausages.
"I only found out this week in an email, Amelia ordered sausage and mash and when she bit into her sausage she said 'eww'," she said.
"Teachers said, 'oh, it's a vegetarian sausage' but they hadn't told her before she ordered. She ended up just having mash for her dinner. I'm fuming. She's been on packed lunches since."
It may be a good step, especially in terms of sustainability, but many parents were furious.
However, many parents welcomed the suggestion and said it was a step in the right direction.